Special Exhibit opening May 8: Baseball in Williamstown

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Special Exhibit opening May 8: Baseball in Williamstown

1918 WHS Baseball Team

You are invited to visit the museum on May 8
(and throughout the summer)
to view the new exhibit about Baseball in Williamstown!

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for baseball!  Williamstown is a small New England town, but a number of talented athletes grew up here and have made their way to the professional sphere of baseball.  Larry Moore’s exhibit “Sliding Baseball Across Williamstown,” an offshoot of the “Baseball in the Berkshires” exhibit, will surprise visitors with the wealth of information about the town’s many baseball players.
Frank Grant, one of the first black players in professional baseball,
was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.

This exhibit will detail the rich history of baseball in the Berkshires and will focus on Williamstown’s contribution to this story. The exhibit looks at the many professional baseball players who grew up in town as well as college and amateur teams in town. The exhibit will also feature the players and coaches, the Little League teams, and the American Legion and Town Teams from Williamstown.  Williamstown High School and Mount Greylock Regional High School will also be featured.  Sports enthusiasts and fans of local history will enjoy this remarkable exhibit!

If you have not yet visited the Woman Suffrage exhibit at the WHM.
For those who have not yet seen the exhibit, we invite you to visit on or before May 1, its closing day.  If you are unable to visit the exhibit in person, don’t worry!  We have even more material online and encourage you to visit our online exhibit here:

 

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