If you love baseball then the Everhart Museum is the place to be! In conjunction with the Gallery 13 exhibit Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, players from the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders will be visiting the museum for a meet-and-greet on selected Saturday mornings throughout the season. Stay tuned for more details, but for now mark these dates on your calendars!
April 25, 20015 – 11:00 am to noon
May 23, 2015 – 11:00 am to noon
June 27, 2015 – 11:00 am to noon
August 1, 2015 – 11:00 am to noon
August 22, 2015 – 11:00 am to noon
(**Please note that all dates are subject to change. Any updates to this schedule will be made as needed throughout the course of the exhibit.)
Baseball is part of the fabric of northeastern Pennsylvania. For more than 150 years, it has shaped the heritage of the region and provided the major (and minor) leagues with hundreds of players, coaches, and umpires. Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game provides an overview of NEPA baseball from the 19th century to the present day. Historical images and artifacts combine with contemporary work by artist William Chickillo, engaging visitors with both sport and art perspectives as they consider the aspect of our cultural history.
According to William Kashatus, author of Diamonds in the Coalfields, many of these players were the sons (and daughters) of immigrant coal miners and baseball was a form of assimilation to their new land. Some played for only a season or two while others were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Discover their stories and more in Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, on display April 10 through October 12, 2015.
Exhibition support is provided in part by
Comments are closed.
(February - December)
Mon, Thurs, & Fri, Noon to 5 pm
Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, Noon to 5 pm
Closed January for routine maintenance.
Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
CLOSED FOR THESE HOLIDAYS
Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Seniors & Students $5
Children ages 6 to 12 $3
Children 5 and under and Members admitted free of charge
City of Scranton
PA Council on the Arts
PA Historical & Museum Commission
Media Partners: WNEP-TV, King Outdoor Advertising, The Electric City, and Posture Interactive