Moun­taineers play ball with the Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Mont­pe­lier, VT

OnJuly 7, 2015 at 6:15 pm, Mark Hud­son, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, will throw out the first pitch for the Ver­mont Moun­taineers at the Mont­pe­lier Recre­ation Field at 1 Pool­side Drive.

We would like to celebrate Ver­mon­ters in base­ball. Since the game’s rise in pop­u­lar­ity af­ter the Civil War, Ver­mont has fielded its fair share of teams with loyal fans,” says Hud­son. “At the Moun­taineers game on July 7, we will have a small ex­hibit telling the sto­ries of his­toric Ver­mont teams at the lo­cal, col­lege, and pro­fes­sional level—and of the fans and the com­mu­ni­ties that sup­ported them.”

the Moun­taineers game, there will be a 50-50 raf­fle that will help fund pro­grams for Ver­mont chil­dren to learn about their state history—field trips to the Ver­mont History Mu­seum in Mont­pe­lier; Ver­mont History Day con­test col­lab­o­ra­tion; and class­room learn­ing kits for teach­ers. Give­aways will in­clude a boxed set of base­ball cards of the 34 Ver­mont men who played in the ma­jor leagues.

find out more about the Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and all the ed­u­ca­tion and public pro­gram­ming avail­able, visit ver­mon­this­tory.org or call (802) 479-8500.

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