On Saturday, October 27, visitors can watch a nineteenth-century “Base Ball” game and enjoy nineteenth-century games. The Diamond State Base Ball Club takes on the Mechanicsburg Nine in this season finale game. Nineteenth-century base ball is different from the baseball today. It was a fast-paced and dramatic game, played without gloves and with some different rules. Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve will have a steam-powered popcorn popper making popcorn. The Belin House Organic Café will be selling baseball-favorites. Seating is informal: please bring a blanket and chairs. Activities begin at 1:00 p.m., and the game starts at 2:00 p.m.
Admission to the entire 235-acre museum is $11 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens, $4 for children six to fourteen, and free for members and children five and under. Additionally, Hagley Museum and Library is a participant in the Blue Star Museum program so admission to the museum is free to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012. Please visit the Blue Star Museum website for additional details: www.bluestarfam.org.
Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Call (302) 658-2400 weekdays for more information or visit www.hagley.org.