A study of the interpretation of sports history for the public

history in sport museums…

sports in history museums…

and everywhere else it appears

Sports seem to have a reverberating effect throughout history.

People often react to the emotions and ideas of sports in a very dramatic fashion.

Towns, individuals, organizations, and nations interpret it in their own unique way.

And that is what I talk about here.

Because sports may seem like all fun & games, but sometimes we are playing for keeps.


Kathryn Leann Harris Kathryn is a writer who examines America’s commemoration practices, specifically in relation to sports, war, and politics. She has professional experience at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, International Tennis Hall of Fame, and Adidas History Management Department in Nuremberg, Germany.

Douglas Stark is the Museum Director at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. He has successfully directed the museum’s pursuit of accreditation by AAM resulting in the ITHF becoming the first sports hall of fame to be accredited and the first independent sports museum to be a Smithsonian Affiliate.


LinkedIn: @interpretingsports

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Email: interpretingsports@interpretingsports.com

Header Photo: National Sports Museum: Melbourne, Australia

Block Photos: Bloomingdale’s Fashion Touchdown exhibit

4 thoughts on “About

    1. Thank you Wendy! It’s fun to have a place to write about something I find myself thinking about ALL the time! I hope you enjoy it too. If you want to make sure you don’t miss one you can follow the blog by putting in your email address on the top right. Look forward to hearing your perspective!


  1. Hi Kathy, this is a beautifully written and documented expression of an event that will definitely live in history. We are looking forward to more – keep writing and connecting the present to the past in such a thoughtful way. Congratulations!!! Ken and Maris


    1. Ken and Maris,
      Thank you for your kind words. The Boston Marathon bombing had such an immediate affect on the whole community. I look forward to hearing your perspective on future posts! If you want to make sure you don’t miss future posts you can get posts sent straight to your email by following the blog on the top right of this page. Until next time…


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