The impact of an exhibition is most strongly felt by the participants of a program. Facilitator-led learning brings an exhibition to life in a way that creates deep learning and long-lasting memories. Baseball: America’s Home Run presents both daily programs and gallery experiences such as curated highlight tours, artifact spotlights, education equipment carts and curriculum based programs for pre-k – 12 students. Additionally, the exhibition offers a suite of public programs that attract large audiences for unique and special experiences surrounding the exhibition and its content. Special programming will continue throughout the run of the exhibition.
Public Programs and Events
Baseball Family Festival
Swing into the 2023 baseball season with the National Postal Museum’s family festival highlighting the exhibit Baseball: America’s Home Run. The event will offer fun for all ages with activity stations, crafts, music, and virtual author readings.
Bilingual Baseball Story Time
Join National Postal Museum educators for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time program highlighting themes from the exhibit Baseball: America's Home Run.
Dates: To be announced.
Time: 11:00 AM EDT
This program is targeted for ages 3-6 but all are welcome.
The venue for additional program dates will be determined based on current health and safety guidelines. Programs may be held on site at the National Postal Museum. Please check back for updates and see our calendar of events for details.
Craft & Draft
Craft & Draft brings together a happy hour with hands on crafting that connects with Baseball: America's Home Run. Craft & Draft is a recurring program with different topics and themes that will be offered throughout the exhibition run. Grab a cold one and join us for an evening of learning and making!
LatinX Baseball Legends
A portable, educational cart displaying the wide, creative variety of equipment and materials that people have used to play baseball. This cart will display all types of equipment used to play the game; from the coffee cloths and cans like those Roberto Clemente used as a boy in his home country of Puerto Rico and the bottle caps used by Dominicans in Vitilla games in New York, to 19th and 20th century replica gloves, bats, balls, and jerseys. This cart will not only educate visitors on the simultaneously common and diverging ways all types of people have played the National Pastime, but also foster empathy, as we can all relate to the creative efforts of ballplayers like Clemente to use any available resources to do something you love. More information on the cart can be found on our blog.
Panel Discussion on the History of Ballpark Nachos
The National Postal Museum will host a panel discussion in partnership with the National Museum of American History on the history of ballpark nachos, their origins in Mexican-American culture, and their continued evolution as a ballpark staple.