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Baseball-themed extras at the Concord Museum

Here are some baseball-themed programs and events that will be held in conjunction with “The Art of Baseball,” the new exhibit at the Concord Museum.

Drawing Course

through May 28, 1 - 4 p.m.

During this six-week course, artists will compose drawings from “The Art of Baseball” collection. Classes will be divided into four weeks at the museum and two weeks at the Umbrella Community Arts Center. For more information, call the arts center at 978-371-0820, ext. 202.

“The Art of Baseball” Vacation Week Crafts

Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 25, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: Free with museum admission.


Drop by and make your own baseball-themed craft.

Vintage Base Ball Game

May 2, 12 -3 p.m

Cost: Free

The Lowell Base Ball Club and Lynn Live Oaks will play a doubleheader (under 19th-century rules) at Emerson Field on Stow Street in Concord. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Extra Innings

Thursdays: May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, 5 -8 p.m.

Cost: Free

Little League Baseball and youth softball players, coaches, fans, and families are invited to wear their team uniforms and visit “The Art of Baseball” exhibit at the Concord Museum for free. On June 4 at 6 p.m., meet Matt Tavares, author of “Growing Up Pedro,” a picture book biography of Pedro Martinez.

Mother’s Day Weekend

May 9 at 11 a.m.

Cost: Members $5, non-members $10.

Baseball historian and museum interpreter Jay Hurd will discuss the history of women in baseball in his talk, “Bloomer Girls, Dolly Vardens, Silver Bullets, and Slaterettes: Women in Baseball.” RSVP online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216. On Mother’s Day (May 10), moms get free admission to the museum.

Sports Memorabilia Appraisal Day

May 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: Members $15 per item, non-members $20 per item (Limit: two items per person).


“Antiques Roadshow” appraiser Leila Dunbar will tell you how much your favorite collectible is worth. RSVP online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216.

Base Ball in Boston Before the Red Sox

June 20 from 2-3 p.m.

Cost: Members $5, non-members $10.

Brian Sheehy, captain of the Essex Base Ball Club, will talk about the old days, when Hall of Famers Mike “King” Kelly, Harry Wright, and John Clarkson ruled the game. RSVP online or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216.

Father’s Day Beer and Baseball

June 21, 1 - 4 p.m.

Battle Road Brewing Company will host a beer tasting and curator David Wood will discuss “The Art of Baseball” at 2 p.m.

Outdoor Film Screening

June 25, 8 p.m. (movie starts at 8:30 )

Cost: Free

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and watch “A League of Their Own” on the museum lawn.

Baseball Trivia Night

July 15, 7 - 9 p.m.

For more events, visit www.concordmuseum.org/calendar.php

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.