Wisconsin Historical Society

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July 6, 2018 - Historic Base Ball Game in Old World Wisconsin

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July 6, 2018 - Historic Base Ball Game in Old World Wisconsin | Wisconsin Historical Society
Head out to Old World Wisconsin this weekend for an old-fashioned 1870's base ball game on Saturday, July 7th at 1:30 pm. Experience our National Pastime as it existed just after the Civil War.  Watch the Eagle Diamonds Base Ball Club cross bats with an opposing nine, then guests can take the field to swing a replica bat or play the field.  Remember, no gloves allowed! 

What: Historic Base Ball Game

Where: Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Wisconsin 67, Eagle, WI 53119

When: Saturday, July 7, 2018

Time: Baseball game starts at 1:30 pm

Historic base ball at Old World Wisconsin is the full re-creation of the 1870’s game, including the field, equipment, rules and terminology. Following the game, guests of all ages can take a swing with a replica bat, run the bases or play the field.

Wisconsin Historical Society members receive free admission to Old World Wisconsin and all Wisconsin Historical Society historic sites and museums across the state. The price of admission for Old World Wisconsin is: adults (18-64) $19; children (5-17) $10; seniors (65 & older) $16; family pass (up to 2 adults and all children up to age 17) $50. All events will be held during Old World Wisconsin’s normal operating hours: 10 am – 5 pm.

For more information visit, https://oldworldwisconsin.wisconsinhistory.org/

About Old World Wisconsin
Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre regional history attraction that features interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th-and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. It is one of twelve Wisconsin Historical Society sites and museums around the state. The museum offers guests hands-on activities, led by period-clad staff members, as they visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, meet heritage animal breeds and try historic crafts and skills. Old World Wisconsin is located on Highway 67 just south of Eagle, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee/Chicago/Madison triangle. Check our website for seasonal hours. For more information visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301.

About the Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, ranks as one of the largest, most active and most diversified state historical societies in the nation. As both a state agency and a private membership organization, its mission is to help people connect to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing stories. The Wisconsin Historical Society serves millions of people every year through a wide range of sites, programs and services. For more information, visit wisconsinhistory.org.