Presidents' Week

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, February 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Seventy one years ago this spring, Jackie Robinson made history for the Brooklyn Dodgers – helping fulfill baseball’s destiny as America’s National Pastime.

As many schools in the northeast pause for Winter Break, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Robinson’s heroic journey – along with countless other milestones – in honoring Black History Month.

The Cooperstown shrine hosts special daily programs for kids of all ages Feb. 19-23 as part of Presidents’ Week. Families can experience unique Museum artifacts through guided tours, learn about the history of African Americans in baseball and participate in programming throughout the week.

All events are included with Museum admission and the schedule will be updated soon.

February 19th

To the top
10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Open Hour in the Learning Center

This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection. Stop by and learn how the equipment and style of the uniforms have changed over time.

2:00pm: 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. Put your wits to the test and see if you’ve got what it takes to walk away a winner!

February 20th

To the top
10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

11:00 am: Hands on History

Join us for a brief history of baseball equipment. This interactive display contains equipment that showcases the evolution of baseballs, bats, and gloves over the course of baseball history.

1:00 pm: Guided Tour, Pride & Passion Exhibit

In this guided presentation, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Negro Leagues and our Pride & Passion Exhibit.

February 21st

To the top
10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Open Hour in the Learning Center

This interactive room allows families to explore baseball history through hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection. Stop by and learn how the equipment and style of the uniforms have changed over time.

1:00 pm: History of Collecting Baseball Cards

Come on by and learn about how baseball cards have changed over the years, from tobacco cards to cards issued with candy and gum, and how Sy Berger introduced the modern day baseball card.

February 22nd

To the top
10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

11:00 am: Hands on History

Join us for a brief history of baseball equipment. This interactive display contains equipment that showcases the evolution of baseballs, bats, and gloves over the course of baseball history.

1:00 pm: Guided Tour, Pride & Passion Exhibit

In this guided presentation, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Negro Leagues and our Pride & Passion Exhibit.

February 23rd

To the top
10:00 am: Plaques of the Gallery Tour

Aimed at visitors of all ages, this program educates visitors about the Plaque Gallery’s history, the process of creating a Hall of Fame plaque, and the meaning of being a Hall of Famer.

11:00 am: Curator Spotlight: Autumn Glory Exhibit

Visitors to the museum can celebrate the 2017 World Series by attending a special guided tour. These experiences gives visitors the unique opportunity to learn about the creation process behind our exhibits, as well as celebrate the Astros’ 2017 World Series title through the Autumn Glory exhibit.

1:00 pm: Baseball’s Magical Man: Mudcat Grant

This presentation tells the story of the onetime 20-game winner and his efforts to promote the research and study of baseball’s black history.