With its warm and often sunny weather, summer is a prime season for sports activities across the Northern Hemisphere. Many people enjoy sports as a form of exercise or as a social or leisure activity, while a more select number play professionally. Additionally, sports can bring people together and provide a sense of community or instill a sense of nationalism among both players and spectators.
The Philadelphia area has a rich and extensive sports history. Today, Philadelphia maintains its reputation as a sports town as one of only twelve cities that supports teams from all four major sports leagues in North America.
This display offers visitors a glimpse at some of HSP’s sports materials and considers how tennis, baseball, gymnastics, and bicycling, have changed - or not - over the years.