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February 21, 2013

Hall of Fame has Black History Month activities

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Cooperstown Crier

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Festivities will be held from February 16 to 22. According to a media release, visitors will be able to learn about unique museum pieces through exhibit tours, explore the stories behind the careers of Hall of Famers like Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson and create their own Hall of Fame plaque at the home of the National Pastime.

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

Mobile Library Station “Pride and Passion Exhibit” on the second floor (10 a.m. daily):

Learn more about two Hall of Famers – Satchel Paige and Cool Papa Bell — by stopping by the Mobile Library Station. Here visitors will be able to learn more about these two Negro League players and explore photos and documents from the Hall of Fame library related to their careers.

Teammates in the Learning Center on the first floor ( 11:20 a.m. Feb. 16-20 and 2 p.m. Feb. 21-22):

Children ages 10 and younger and their families are invited to learn more about Hall of Famers Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese. There will be a reading of the book “Teammates” by Peter Golenbock, which explores the story of these two friends. Afterward, visitors will be able to create their own Hall of Fame plaque.

Plaques of the Gallery Tour to begin at the museum service desk (1 p.m. daily):

Learn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque is made and installed in this 20-minute guided tour.

Pride and Passion Exhibit Tour at the “Pride and Passion Exhibit” on the second floor (2 p.m. Feb 16-20 and 11 a.m. Feb. 21-22):

Visitors can learn more about the history of the African-American baseball experience. This 20-minute tour will trace the history of the Negro Leagues and the struggle to integrate modern baseball.

Mobile Library Station “Stan Musial Exhibit” on the second floor (3 p.m. daily):

Learn more about Stan Musial by stopping by the Mobile Library Station. Here you can learn more about “Stan the Man’s” historic career and explore photos and documents from the Hall of Fame library.

Seating for all events is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information on these and other programs, visit www.baseballhall.org.