The location for our baseball speaker, Barbara Gregorich, has been changed. Instead of being in the Dairy Building, it will now be in the Steeple Building at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday. More information about the presentation is shown below. See you for Spring Jubilee on Saturday!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
When Women Played Baseball:
The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose
1:30 – 2:30
Steeple Building Museum, Bishop Hill, Illinois
In 1934 two teen girls, one from Illinois and one from Indiana, played hardball on a bloomer girl baseball team: a team that stopped in Wheeling, WV, specifically to pick up a third teen. These three young women — Margaret Gisolo, Nellie Kearns, and Rose Gacioch — came from very different backgrounds and had different reasons for playing baseball. When the season was over they followed different paths. But playing baseball on Maud Nelson’s last bloomer girl team profoundly affected their lives and helped determine their careers. Author Barbara Gregorich will tell the story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose at this free, public event. For more information, call 309-927-3899. This event is funded by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Program and hosted by the Bishop Hill Heritage Association.