FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2015
Contact: Lisa McGovern,
Old World Wisconsin Eagle Diamonds vs. Wade House Red Jackets
Wis.–Old World Wisconsin’s historic base ball team, the Eagle Diamonds, will host the first game of the 2015 season on June 6 at 1:30 pm. The Diamonds will take on the Wade House Red Jackets, representing their sister Wisconsin Historical Society site.
The Eagle Diamonds are based on the Waukesha Diamonds team, which organized in 1868. Old World Wisconsin’s team plays by the 1870s rules, which mean that foul balls are not counted as strikes, no one wears gloves and there are no strike zones. After the game, guests are invited to try the lemon-peel stitched ball and the bat, originally called a timber, which guarantees family friendly entertainment for all.
Admission to the game is included with Old World Wisconsin admission. Adults (13-64) $19; children (4-12) $10 (children under 4 are free); senior citizens (65 and over) $16. Family Pass $50. Fees include an all-day tram transportation pass. Parking is free.
Games take place at 1:30 pm; Old World Wisconsin is open 10 am to 5 pm these dates. Details: http://wihist.org/2015BBschedule
June 6 vs. the Wade House Red Jackets
July 11 vs. Milwaukee Grays
August 1 vs. Wade House Red Jackets
September 12 Exhibition Game: Guests vs. Eagle Diamonds
Contact: www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301. Please contact Lisa McGovern for a media pass to the game, interview opportunities, or high resolution images.
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 regional history attraction features interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th- and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. The operating season runs weekends in May, then daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, then Thursdays through Sundays September 10 through October 31. 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, visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org or call 262-594-6301.