Public Programs and Events

Baseball: America's Home Run

The impact of an exhibition is most strongly felt by the participants of a program. Facilitator-led learning brings an exhibition to life in a way that creates deep learning and long-lasting memories. Baseball: America’s Home Run presents both daily programs and gallery experiences such as curated highlight tours, artifact spotlights, education equipment carts and curriculum based programs for pre-k – 12 students. Additionally, the exhibition offers a suite of public programs that attract large audiences for unique and special experiences surrounding the exhibition and its content. Special programming will continue throughout the run of the exhibition.

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33c Roberto Clemente, 2000

Bilingual Baseball Story Time

Join National Postal Museum educators for a bilingual (English/Spanish) story time program highlighting themes from the exhibit Baseball: America's Home Run

Dates: To be announced.

Time: 11:00 AM EDT

This program is targeted for ages 3-6 but all are welcome.

The venue for additional program dates will be determined based on current health and safety guidelines. Programs may be held on site at the National Postal Museum. Please check back for updates and see our calendar of events for details.

Calendar of Events

Craft and Draft with illustration of a beer mug, a baseball, and two bats

Craft & Draft

Craft & Draft brings together a happy hour with hands on crafting that connects with Baseball: America's Home Run. Craft & Draft is a recurring program with different topics and themes that will be offered throughout the exhibition run. Grab a cold one and join us for an evening of learning and making!

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Smithsonian Baseball: Inside the World’s Finest Private Collections

LatinX Baseball Legends

Date: 2024

A portable, educational cart displaying the wide, creative variety of equipment and materials that people have used to play baseball. This cart will display all types of equipment used to play the game; from the coffee cloths and cans like those Roberto Clemente used as a boy in his home country of Puerto Rico and the bottle caps used by Dominicans in Vitilla games in New York, to 19th and 20th century replica gloves, bats, balls, and jerseys. This cart will not only educate visitors on the simultaneously common and diverging ways all types of people have played the National Pastime, but also foster empathy, as we can all relate to the creative efforts of ballplayers like Clemente to use any available resources to do something you love. More information on the cart can be found on our blog.

A plate of nachos

Panel Discussion on the History of Ballpark Nachos

Date: Spring, 2024

The National Postal Museum will host a panel discussion in partnership with the National Museum of American History on the history of ballpark nachos, their origins in Mexican-American culture, and their continued evolution as a ballpark staple.

Past Events

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Roberto Clemente

Join the National Postal Museum for a reading of the children's book Clemente! by the book's author, Willie Perdomo. Hear the Q&A with Perdomo and with Roberto Clemente, Junior, the son of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente. Explore museum objects related to Clemente from the Postal Museum's exhibition Baseball: America’s Home Run.

Baseball: America’s Home Run