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 11, 2014
Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience exhibit located on the Museum's second floor. (Milo Stewart, Jr./NBHOF)

(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. 17-21 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 Branch Rickey, go behind the scenes to learn the relationship of the American Presidency and the National Pastime and watch the award-winning film “42” in the Museum’s Bullpen Theater.

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

Story Time and More!

Daily Feb. 18-21
10 a.m.
Learning Center,1st Floor 

Children 10 and under, with their families, are invited to join us in the Learning Center for story time. Picture books highlighting some of our most celebrated Hall of Famers will be shared, including stories about Jackie Robinson and Effa Manley. Afterward, create your own Hall of Fame plaque in this special craft activity.

Baseball and the American Presidents

Feb. 17, 19, 21
11 a.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

Learn more about the relationship between the American Presidents and the American pasttime in this fun and unique presentation.

Curator Spotlight

Feb. 18, 20
11 a.m.
 Pride and Passion Exhibit, 2nd Floor

In this curator-led presentation, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Negro Leagues and our Pride and Passion exhibit.

Screening of the film “42”

Feb. 17, 19, 21
1 p.m.
Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey is told in this award-winning film by Legendary Entertainment.

Guided Tour of Pride and Passion

Daily Feb. 18-21
2 p.m.
Tour starts at the Museum Services desk, 1st Floor

Museum visitors of all ages can join us to learn more about the history of the Negro Leagues and the struggle to integrate baseball in the 20th century.

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.