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September 12, 2011

The Historical Society To Host A Baseball Scavenger Hunt September 15, Showcasing Turn-Of-The-Century Score Cards, Photos And More

Philadelphia Phillies at spring training in 1937, Philadelphia Record Photograph Morgue Collection, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) invites you to a baseball scavenger hunt this Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m.

The event, presented by the Young Friends of HSP, will showcase some of the society’s finest baseball documents, including turn-of-the-century baseball cards, old photos from Shibe Park, score cards from the Pythian Base Ball Club, 19th-century sporting goods catalogs and much more.

The evening’s reception will feature wine, cheese, beer and snacks provided by Tria. During the reception, HSP will show the short film Base Ball: The Philadelphia Game from History Making Productions, a Philadelphia film production company founded by Sam Katz.

There will also be a raffle: grand prize is two tickets to the September 17 Phillies game in the Mayor’s Box. Raffle prices are $5 for one ticket or $20 for five tickets.

Tickets for the event are $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. All proceeds from this event will support the Young Friends of HSP Adopt a Collection program. You can get tickets in advance online.

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Young Friends Baseball Scavenger Hunt
When: Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.
Where: 1300 Locust Street
Cost: $15
More info: www.hsp.org

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