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Play Ball! Special exhibit open to the public

March 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

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

“Play Ball! Our Regional Story” drives home baseball’s story in our special exhibit, which is open through 2019. You’ll experience 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, 2019 @ 9:00 am
December 31, 2019 @ 4:30 pm