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Hometown Teams – How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players

April 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free
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How Iowa Met Baseball: The Myths, The History, The Players is part of a series of Hometown Teams events.  Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” will be in Mount Vernon, Iowa from March 18 to April 29, 2018.  It is one of 11 related events that is scheduled while the exhibit is in Mount Vernon. 

Historian John Liepa will explore the myths regarding the “invention” of baseball, the origins and evolution of the early game in the United States; how the Civil War played a role in accelerating the spread of the game; the very first mention of the game’s coming to Iowa in 1858, and how it caught on. Guests will have the opportunity to view Liepa’s extensive collection of memorabilia and cards before and after the presentation.

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  • This event is presented by the historian John Liepa.
  • Attendance is free and open to the public.

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Date:
April 7, 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Joe Jennison
Phone:
(319) 210-9935
Email:
director@visitmvl.com

Venue

First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre – Mount Vernon, Iowa
221 First Street NE
Mount Vernon, IA 52314 United States
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Phone:
(319) 895-8060
Website:
www.firststreetcc.com
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