Vintage Base Ball Game Scheduled at the Eisenhower Campus Grounds
|ABILENE, Kan. - The fifth annual vintage base ball game will be played on the grounds of the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home. The "Abilene Iron Cutters" will once again face the "Wichita Bull Stockings" of the Cowtown Vintage Base Ball Club donning uniforms from the 1860s. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.|
The game is played using base ball rules from the Victorian era, which are quite different from today's game. For instance, outfielders can catch the ball on one bounce for an out and base stealing and sliding are prohibited. Crowd participation is highly encouraged and often impacts the rulings on the field.
Visitors can also expect to see the "Eisenhower Boys" and their neighbor friends as part of the Living History Garden project playing games and operating a lemonade stand.
"This is a fun event, recreating the game from a bygone era," said Tim Rives, Deputy Director, Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. "We encourage individuals and families to take advantage of this great 'Americana' experience."
The event is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted and are always appreciated. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and sunscreen.
The Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home, a nonpartisan federal institution, is part of the Presidential Libraries network operated by the National Archives and Records Administration
. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. We preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.
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