Celebration of Baseball

July 12th & 18th at 4:30 PM

Celebrate baseball with us in the month of July with two baseball
themed programs.

A League of Their Own
Movie Showing
Thursday, July 12th at 4:30 PM

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

The Midwestern Women of the All American Girls
Professional Baseball League
Wednesday, July 18th at 4:30 PM

During the 1940s and 1950s, thirty-seven athletic and determined women from Wisconsin, ninety-six from Illinois, and six from Minnesota made a BIG difference. Over the period of 1943-1954, they were among the more than 550 women who played professional baseball in the All American
Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGBPL) depicted in the movie
A League of Their Own.

Bob Kann, the biographer of one of the players, Joyce Westerman: Baseball Hero, will share stories about women who grew up during the
Great Depression, worked in factories and on farms, and eventually
played professional baseball.