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  • All-American Day at Hagley Features Nineteenth-Century Base Ball Season Finale

  • Enjoy a nineteenth-century baseball game at Hagley this Saturday.
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  • Where: Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware, Buck Road Entrance
    When: Saturday, October 27, 1 p.m. (Game begins at 2 p.m.)
    Admission: $3 for non-members, $2 for members, free for children under six
    Briefly: The Diamond State Base Ball Club takes on the Mechanicsburg Nine in this season finale game. Nineteenth-century base ball is different from the baseball today. It was a fast-paced and dramatic game, played without gloves and with some different rules.
    Activities: Enjoy an afternoon watching America’s favorite pastime and some other activities too:
    · Families can play nineteenth-century games
    · Watch a steam-powered popcorn popper making popcorn - courtesy of Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve (weather dependent)
    · A selection of food and snacks will be available for sale
    Note: Seating is informal: please bring a blanket and chairs.
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