Independence Day and the Anniversary of Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech

Join us as we celebrate the national pastime on none other than America's birthday! Honor the country's 246th birthday and the stars and stripes around the Museum! We will also be remembering Lou Gehrig and his contributions to the game in honor of the 83rd anniversary of his Farewell Speech, which occurred on July 4, 1939. The following events are free with museum admission!

10:30 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour
Aimed at visitors of all ages, this guided tour will educate visitors about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque is made. Special attention will be paid to Lou Gehrig and his accomplishments as we remember the 80th anniversary of his Farewell Speech.

11:30 am: Artifact Spotlight—Lou Gehrig
Hall of Fame staff share the stories of unseen items from our collection of over 40,000 artifacts that are not currently on display. This presentation will highlight artifacts from Lou Gehrig’s career as well as include a special screening of his Farewell Speech that occurred 83 years ago today!

1:30 pm: Guided Tour—Lou Gehrig
Join our staff as we honor the Anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s Farewell Speech in a guided tour throughout the museum.

3:30 pm: So You Think You Know Baseball?
Test your knowledge of Lou Gehrig and baseball history in this interactive game show for fans of all ages! Make your way through all nine innings, and you could win a free commemorative Hall of Fame gift. Put your wits to the test and see if you’ve got what it takes to walk away a winner!