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How Baseball Began and Expanded During the Civil War

September 1, 2015

As early as 1911, Albert Spalding credited the Civil War with “laying the foundation” of baseball. Spend an evening learning about how the war between the states contributed to baseball’s growth to prominence throughout the nation. Reimagine the Civil War years and gain a new appreciation for the history of America's pastime.

Tickets for this event were complimentary.

Also, make sure to check out our special exhibit, Baseball: America’s Presidents, America’s Pastime

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