Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Landmark Title IX Legislation
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – On June 23, 1972, federal legislation known as Title IX was signed into law by United States President Richard Nixon, guaranteeing equal opportunity for women in schooling and educational programs.
Fifty years later, Title IX has given millions of women the chance to shine on the athletic field and in the front office throughout the National Pastime.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the anniversary of Title IX with special programming throughout the Museum. Guests can experience unique Museum artifacts, learn more about the history of women in baseball and participate in programming throughout the day during the June 23-25 events in Cooperstown.
All programs are included with Museum admission.
Daily from Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25
10:30 a.m. – Plaques of the Gallery Tour: Learn the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which plaques are made.
11 a.m. – Artifact Spotlight: Women in Baseball: Hall of Fame staff share the stories of unseen items from the Museum collection of more than 40,000 artifacts that are not currently on display. This presentation will showcase various incredible moments from women in baseball.
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Women in Baseball Pop-Up: Explore images, artifacts and items from the Hall of Fame’s Education and Museum collections that tell the story of women in baseball. On display for the first time will be Rachel Balkovec’s jersey from her debut as manager with the Tampa Tarpons and Alyssa Nakken’s helmet when she debuted as first base coach for the San Francisco Giants.
2 p.m. – Dirt on Their Skirts: Analyze milestones and events in the history of women and girls in baseball to determine how their achievements led to greater opportunities for all.
3:30 p.m. – So You Think You Know Baseball? Test your knowledge of 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.
The Museum features a wealth of information on women in baseball, including a timeline of events.