Celebrate Cooperstown Oct.13-14 at the Hall of Fame as Village Residents Receive Free Admission

Hands-On Activities and Authors’ Series Program Featured at Museum as Visitors Enjoy the Splendor of Autumn in Central New York

October 09, 2012
(Milo Stewart, Jr./'NBHOF Library)

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball’s annual postseason celebration is in full swing, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is joining the party this weekend for “Celebrate Cooperstown,” Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14. 

In support of the village of Cooperstown’s weekend celebration of the season, Cooperstown residents will receive free admission to the Museum both Saturday and Sunday as the Village welcomes residents and their families to Main Street. The Hall of Fame, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, will feature a lineup of interactive activities and special programs for the occasion. 

In order to gain free admission, visitors must present a government-issued identification with a Cooperstown address at the Museum’s main ticket booth. 

On Saturday, Oct. 13, Hall of Fame offerings include the popular hands-on history carts, which give visitors an up-close look at artifacts and their stories throughout the day. An 11 a.m. program in the Museum’s Learning Center will explore technological advances in baseball and the scientific principles behind the game. 

On Sunday, Oct.14, the Museum will feature a special edition of its Authors’ Series program in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. Throughout 2012, the Museum has celebrated this century-long love-affair with the famous Boston shrine through an exhibit featuring dozens of milestone moments. Red Sox radio announcer Joe Castiglione will be on-hand to discuss his latest book – Can You Believe It: 30 Years of Insider Stories with the Boston Red Sox – and sign copies, in a co-presentation with author and historian Curt Smith, who will also sign copies and discuss his latest work, Mercy! A Celebration of Fenway Park’s Centennial Told through Red Sox Radio and TV. 

The Authors’ Series program begins at 11 a.m. in the Museum’s Bullpen Theater and is free with Museum admission. 

For more information on Celebrate Cooperstown weekend at the Hall of Fame, please visit www.baseballhall.org

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day through the day before Labor Day, the Museum is open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger.  For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.