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Batter Up: Baseball Memorabilia in the VHS Collection (10:30 am tour)

Saturday, July 26, 10:30am12:00pm
Children $17 Members $10 (Join today) Seniors $17 Adults $17
Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
Part of the program.

Edgeworth Tobacco Ad (VHS accession number: Mss3.L3297a.FA1)

Please note: The 10:30 am and the 1:00 pm tours are sold outbut we've decided to offer a third tour at 3:00 pm.  Please purchase your tickets online, or contact Matt Weber at 804.342.9658, or at mweber@vahistorical.org

From early accounts of bat-and-ball games played in colonial Virginia to Nutzy and the Richmond Flying Squirrels, baseball has long been a part of Virginia history and culture. We’ll go behind the scenes to look at memorabilia, jerseys, equipment, photographs, and baseball cards. With topics ranging from little league to professional teams and all-star icons from Babe Ruth to Justin Verlander, we’ll round them all to explore Virginia’s national past time.

Greg Hansard, senior web resources officer

Greg Hansard, Senior Web Resources Officer

As a former UVA baseball pitcher, I know a thing or two about baseball in Virginia. Join me on this behind the scenes tour and we will explore baseball memorabilia from colonial times through the present day.


In the museum shop

No matter what you drink—drink it in true Virginia style! The Julep Cup is one of several forms that came out of Virginia during the colonial and early republic periods.
Virginia Julep Cup

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