Program: Rounders to Baseball: A History

Historical Slideshow Presentation by Anne Barrett. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Attention Red Sox Fans!

Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., when we welcome Anne Barrett for her presentation of Rounders to Baseball: A History.

From Opening Day to last “out” at the World Series, baseball has excited and exasperated generations of its fans.  When were the rules of play standardized, where were games played before Fenway Park, and who won the first World Series?

Join us as we trace the game’s evolution from the 19th century’s local “townball” teams to the formation of professional leagues and the emergence of early baseball’s greats, with a focus on New England’s own home team.  This lively presentation includes slides that will make you feel as if you’re really there in the midst of this fascinating history.

Anne Barrett enjoys entertaining audiences with her lectures on a number of historical topics.  She has brought her presentations to a variety of groups including the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum, Beverly Public Library, New London Historical Society, Nichols Village and Springfield Museum.

Anne Barrett, is the Vice President of the Topsfield Historical Society.  She has received the Storyteller of the Year award in 2006.  The North Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau presented this award to Anne for her central role in developing the Spotlight on History series for the North Shore Music Theater.

Come to the library for a fun filled baseball history night and trivia quiz!

This library program is free and open to the public.

Please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Space is limited.

Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.