The Great Peterboro Baseball Story

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

With the OPL players, we are pleased to present "The Great Peterboro Baseball Story" on Sunday, November 5 at 2pm!

The play, written by Tom Murray, is a comedy focusing on the first recorded baseball game played by girls that occurred in Peterboro, N.Y., in August 1868. Major characters are based on historical figures, such as Gerrit Smith and his wife Ann, their granddaughter Nannie Miller and Smith’s cousin, the famous Suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton. But, taking liberties with history, the play adds to the mix of suffragettes and abolitionists some residents of Peterboro’s Home for Destitute Children, a charitable home founded by Gerrit Smith in 1871.

The OPL Players, directed by Virginia Drake with the assistance of Ken Drake, will be performing. The play features Ken Drake as Gerrit Smith, Virginia Drake as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Kathy Brodeur as the Village Busybody. Music and songs of the period, including Suffragette anthems, will be provided by members of the Craobh Dugan Irish players, led by Bill Fahy.

This program is FREE with museum admission. Museum admission is $5 for non-members, $3 for students 12 and over.