Celebrate Women’s History Month with Stories, Programs at Hall of Fame
(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – From the game’s earliest pioneers to today’s trailblazers on and off the field, women have long been integral to the success of the National Pastime.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum chronicles the historic efforts of women in baseball every day via exhibits, online resources and educational programing – and spotlights these stories during Women’s History Month in March.
Visitors to the Museum in Cooperstown will discover Diamond Dreams, the second-floor exhibit which features artifacts ranging from All-American Girls Professional Baseball League tunics to equipment used by some of the earliest female baseball stars. One of the Museum’s most popular exhibits, Diamond Dreams also features tributes to the current generation of women in executive and on-field roles across Major League Baseball.
Fans can also experience women’s history through virtual programs hosted by the Museum’s team of educators. Upcoming events include:
Thursday, March 9 at 1 p.m. ET: Join us for a Virtual Field Trip, Women’s History: Dirt on Their Skirts, which is geared toward students and families. In this program, students and their families will explore milestones and events in the history of women and girls in baseball to determine how their achievements led to greater opportunities for all.
Tuesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. ET: In conjunction with the National Archives Foundation, join Miami Marlins general manager Kim Ng for a Virtual Voices of the Game program as she discusses her groundbreaking work in the game. Hired by the Marlins in 2020 after a long career with several teams and in MLB’s baseball operations office, Ng became the first woman general manager in the game’s history.
Wednesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. ET: Noted historian, author and professor Leslie Heaphy joins us for Virtual Voices of the Game. Heaphy will discuss issues relating to women in baseball, Negro Leagues baseball and the Hall of Fame’s Black Baseball Initiative. An Associate Professor of History at Kent State University, Heaphy has written numerous book on the subjects of the Negro Leagues and women’s baseball.
Fridays throughout March at 12 p.m. ET: Join us in the Learning Center for a Women’s History Month Pop-up. This interactive pop-up explores images, artifacts, and items from the Hall of Fame’s education and museum collections that tell the story of women in baseball.
More programs will be added throughout the month.
To further explore the important role of women in baseball, check out a timeline of historic events involving women in baseball, along with educational resources, at baseballhall.org/women-in-baseball.