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Play Ball! Opens to the Public

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

A Rockford Peach gets ready for a play. Photo courtesy of the Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL.

Wear your Cubs jersey, your Cardinals cap or any other favorite baseball attire on opening day March 30 and get half-price admission to the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum’s “Play Ball! Our Regional Story.”

The special exhibit drives home baseball’s story with oral histories, research on local African American teams, 1930s-vintage uniforms, a ball, cleats and glove, and photos of the Rockford Peaches, the mid-century women’s baseball team featured in the movie “A League of Their Own.” All these exhibit pieces pitch a story about how we have played, watched, agonized over and cheered “America’s Pastime” in the Galena area.

The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $8 for youth ages 10-18 and free for those under the age of 10.


Contact us

For more information, contact the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society at 815-777-9131 or go to galenahistory.org. Visit the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum at 211 S. Bench St., Galena, IL, 61036.


March 30
9:00 am - 4:30 pm