Take a Winter Break at Hall of Fame As Museum Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout Presidents’ Week, Museum Offers Special Daily Programs for the Whole Family

February 14, 2013
(Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – School’s out for many children during Presidents’ Week in the Northeast, making February a perfect time to experience the award-winning educational programs in Cooperstown as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum hosts special daily programs for kids of all ages Feb. 16-22 in celebration of Black History Month. 

Families can learn about unique Museum pieces through exhibit tours, explore the stories behind the careers of Hall of Famers like Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson and create their own Hall of Fame plaque at the home of the National Pastime. 

All events are included with Museum admission. The lineup includes: 

10 a.m.                        Mobile Library Station

Daily Feb. 16-20         Pride and Passion Exhibit, 2nd Floor

Learn more about two great Hall of Famers – Satchel Paige and Cool Papa Bell – by stopping by our Mobile Library Station. Here you can learn more about these two great Negro League players and explore photos and documents from the Hall of Fame Library related to their careers.

11:30 a.m. Feb. 16-20 Teammates

2 p.m. Feb. 21-22        Learning Center, 1st Floor

Children ages 10 and under and their families are invited to learn more about two great Hall of Famers: Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. Join us in the Learning Center on the first floor for a reading of the book “Teammates” by Peter Golenbock, which explores to the story of these two friends. Afterward, create your own Hall of Fame plaque in a special craft activity.

1 p.m.                          Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Daily Feb. 16-22         Begins at Museum Services Desk, 1st Floor

Learn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque is made and installed in this 20-minute guided tour. 

2 p.m.  Feb. 16-20       Pride and Passion Exhibit Tour

11 a.m. Feb. 21-22      Pride and Passion Exhibit, 2nd Floor

As we celebrate Black History Month at the Hall of Fame, learn more about the history of the African-American baseball experience. This 20-minute tour will trace the history of the Negro Leagues and the struggle to integrate modern baseball. 

3 p.m.                          Mobile Library Station

Daily Feb. 16-20         Stan Musial Exhibit, 2nd Floor

Learn more about the great Stan Musial by stopping by our Mobile Library Station. Here you can learn more about Stan the Man’s historic career and explore photos and documents from the Hall of Fame Library. 

Seating for all events is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on these and other programs, 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.