Baseball as America

Baseball as America

February 15 – May 11, 2008

In the Feature Exhibition Gallery

Baseball as America is the first major exhibition to examine the relationship between baseball and American culture. The 6,000-square-foot exhibition was organized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and marks the first time the treasures of the Hall of Fame have left their legendary home to tour the country. Baseball as America represents the richness of baseball as the great American pastime and celebrates enduring American values: freedom, patriotism, opportunity, and ingenuity. The exhibition provides a revealing, inspiring, humorous, and dramatic perspective on “America's game” and, in so doing, fosters a new appreciation not only of baseball, but of our national character. As much a symbol of our country as apple pie, baseball has inspired intergenerational storytelling that endures to this day.