***New Date: August 12th!***
Play Ball! 19th Century Baseball Fun with Brandywine Base Ball Club
August 12th at 7PM
Come early when doors open at 6:00PM and bring a picnic dinner!
Historic Sugartown welcomes the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester for an entertaining evening of baseball fun.
Come out and hear the players talk about the history of their club and baseball in America. Check out the vintage and reproduction equipment the team uses today. Watch the team demonstrate an early version of the game called Townball, then have a chance to join in! Come early when doors open at 6:00PM and bring a picnic dinner if you wish! Stroll around the grounds and visit the c. 1805 William Garrett House to view a temporary exhibit of vintage baseball ephemera on loan from the Chester County Historical Society.
Throughout the 1850s and 60s, many of the first amateur baseball clubs were organized in the Mid-Atlantic States. The “Brandywiners” were a well-known West Chester club that formed in 1865. After more than a 135-year absence, the Brandywine Base Ball Club of West Chester was revived in the winter of 2013. The modern club continues the great traditions of the original amateur ball clubs of the 1860s and 1870s.
Special thanks to Brandywine Base Ball Club sponsors: Levante Brewing Company, Prowler Bat Company and Rams Head Bar & Grill! “Elevate Your Craft” with Levante as they provide their signature refreshments for adult guests. “Join the Hunt” for fun with Prowler Bat Company!
Admission: $10 Adults, $6 Children (ages 3-17yrs), Children ages 2 and younger admitted free. Includes program, exhibit, and refreshments. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure your admission, but not required.
Plein Air Art Show & Sale
Continues Weekends through August
Historic Sugartown has partnered with The Philadelphia Watercolor Society to host a Plein Air Art Show & Sale that will run from June 3rd – 5th. The Art Show & Sale will showcase the work of 25 artists from the Philadelphia Watercolor Society in Historic Sugartown’s c. 1805 William Garrett House.
The show will be on view during Historic Sugartown’s regular weekend hours and by appointment through August.
Admission: Free to attend Show & Sale! Regular admission rates apply for full tour during regular weekend hours.
Save the Date for Shugart’s Sunday 2016
September 11th ~ 2PM – 6PM
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