Old World Wisconsin: Seeks volunteers to play historic base ball

Contact: Lisa McGovern,

Communications Manager

Office 262-594-6304

Mobile: 414-217-5447

[email protected]

Informational Meeting Saturday, March 21, 1 pm
Old World Wisconsin Eagle Diamonds

Eagle, Wis.–Old World Wisconsin is upping its game–base ball, that is, played by 1870s rules–for the 2015 season, and seeks volunteers to field its Eagle Diamonds team. Those interested can learn more at an informational meeting Saturday, March 21 from 1-3 pm. It will be held in the regional history attraction’s Administration building on the west side of the site (4/10ths of mile north of the intersection of Highway 67 and County Road S).

There is a new emphasis on the game at Old World Wisconsin for 2015. The base ball diamond will be relocated to the site’s village area, closer to the main entrance, bringing it more center stage. Four home games and two away games are scheduled for 2015. Those chosen will be taught historic rules, historic methods of batting, pitching and catching. Old World Wisconsin is looking for people who like to work with the public, especially children and families, and who are not shy.

Informational meeting details at http://wihist.org/OWWBaseBallMeeting15 or by calling Jennifer Van Haaften at 262-594-6357. No RSVP is needed to attend the informational meeting.

Overview of Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin is located on Highway 67 just south of Eagle, Wisconsin in the Milwaukee/Chicago/Madison triangle. The 600-acre history attraction features interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th- and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. During the operating season May through October the museum offers hands-on activities, led by period-clad staff members, as they visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, meet heritage animal breeds, and try historic crafts and skills. For general information and details, call 262-594-6301 or visit http://www.oldworldwisconsin.org.