Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015

A traveling Smithsonian Museum exhibit at Slater Hall called “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” is displaying sports memorabilia from Greenville County Schools.

The exhibit is in Slater through October 24. It includes jerseys, photographs and trophies loaned by cheerleaders and ballplayers at Travelers Rest High School, Blue Ridge High School and the old Slater-Marietta High School. Included are the five state championship basketball trophies won by Slater-Marietta in its 25 year existence.

Former Travelers Rest High School teacher and Principal Harvey Choplin is one of the tour guides. “It is super,” he said. “I can reminisce and look through some of the DVDs that are running and say I taught that person, that person played basketball for me, that person scored 20 points.”

Students at Slater Marietta Elementary have field trips planned next month to see the exhibit. Parents and grandparents who attended those high schools are encouraged to bring their children and grandchildren.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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