Rebuild via Home Run: Baseball in Connecticut

Feb 23, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019

Photographs and objects from the CHS collection will help tell Connecticut’s baseball story, including famous players, integration, women’s softball, and the impact of baseball on urban development. Connecticut took its first (and only) swing at Major League Baseball with the 1874 Hartford Dark Blues. Today, the newly-formed Minor League Hartford Yard Goats are part of a bigger plan to help “rebuild” a downtown neighborhood.

The 6-panel exhibit was developed by Public History graduate students at Central Connecticut State University, in collaboration with the CHS.

*During special events/meetings, this exhibit may not be open to visitors. Please call ahead.

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