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Opening ceremony for Hometown Teams exhibit Saturday at Bartow History Museum

The Bartow History Museum invites everyone to the opening ceremony for Hometown Teams — How Sports Shape America on Saturday, July 29.

The event will be at the Bartow History Museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4 East Church Street in Cartersville. There will be food, sports activities, giveaways, and door prizes.

Admission is free.

Bill Curry, retired coach and former NFL player, will be the featured speaker at the opening ceremony.

Most recently, Curry was the head coach at Georgia State University, which began competing in college football in 2010. Previously, Curry served as the head football coach at the Georgia Institute of Technology (1980–1986), the University of Alabama (1987–1990), and the University of Kentucky (1990–1996). Between coaching jobs at Kentucky and Georgia State, Curry was a football analyst for ESPN.

He played football at Georgia Tech (1962–1964) and then played for ten seasons in the National Football League with four different teams: the Green Bay Packers (1965–1966), the Baltimore Colts (1967–1972), the Houston Oilers (1973), and the Los Angeles Rams (1974).

Hometown Teams is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the Georgia Humanities Council.

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