Event | Courses and Workshops Gallery Talk: Baseball Before the Civil War

Date and Location

Part of Baseball Americana

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Americans transformed European bat-and-ball games into a complex, organized and increasingly competitive endeavor that in 1856 was declared the “National Pastime” by the New York Mercury. “Baseball Americana” exhibition curator Susan Reyburn will discuss baseball’s early days and the development of the modern game.

Part of the 30-minute Gallery Talks that are led by Library staff and highlight selected items on display in the “Baseball Americana” gallery. All talks take place inside the exhibition, South Gallery, Second Floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. No tickets or reservations are required.

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