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Hive @ 35

Hive @ 35

Opening October 10, 2023

The exhibit will include interactive spaces, a timeline of Carolinas basketball history and plenty of artifacts, from the original teal-and-purple Hornets jerseys and game-worn shoes to commemorative items from the team’s inaugural season and other milestone events. Also on display: vintage Hornets giveaways such as Hugo plushes, team holiday cards and a limited-edition Hornets cookbook. Fans can participate in the exhibit through the “Hive Drive” campaign. By donating as little as $5, fans can have their names displayed on a digital list of supporters on the exhibit’s website.

The “Hive @ 35” exhibit opens to the public on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and will be included as part of regular museum admission. All Hornets season ticket holders will receive a single-day pass for free museum admission to see the exhibit.

Special Thanks to Our Hive Drive Supporters


James Laney, Chris Richardson


Terri White, Joey Gartner, Jeremy Daye & The Daye Family, Alexander Achorn, Anthony Dawson, Bonita Telford, Anonymous, Raymond Jones, in memory of Charlene "Queen Bee" Doyle, Andrew Givens, Emilio Figueroa III, Dana Rewoldt, Jermaine Miller, Monica Murphy

Sponsor the Exhibit

Sponsorships now available for the Hive @ 35 exhibition. For information about sponsorships, please click the link below. For questions, please email Development Director Lauren Wallace at 

Objects from the Hive at 35 Exhibition

The Charlotte Sting were established in 1997 as one of the original eight teams of the WNBA. This 1998 jersey belonged to 1999 All-Star player Vicky Bullett.
These shoes were worn by Dell Curry, voted 1993-1994 NBA Sixth Man of the Year and all-time leader for games played as a Charlotte Hornet with 701 games.
This is the cover image of the commemorative "Hornets Homecooking Cookbook" from the inaugural season.
Want to cook like a hornet? This handy cookbook brings that dream to life.
This Basketball is signed by the team from the 1988-89 season.
Objects such as this clock are part of the larger cultural impact of the brand in the community.
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