Vintage Baseball Game Set For May 17 at Waveland
Take a time machine back to the 1860s when baseball was new, and the game and the rules were very different than today.
Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington will host a vintage baseball game on Sunday, May 17, between the Losantiville Black Stockings and the Norwood Highlanders. Come enjoy a day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime – baseball – as it was in the 1860s!
The players will dress in accurately-recreated uniforms, with equipment made only to standards of the period. They will use the rules, customs and terminology of baseball’s earliest days, creating an educational, historic and fun environment that anyone can enjoy.
The game starts at 2 p.m. Tickets for adults are $5, children ages 7-12 are $1 and children 6 and under are free. Tickets include a walking tour of the historic home.
Waveland State Historic Site is located at 225 Waveland Museum Lane, near the corner of Man O’ War and Nicholasville Road.
Waveland State Historic Site is an antebellum house on the edge of Lexington. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. with the last tour starting at 4 p.m. The site is closed Monday and Tuesday. Admission for the tours is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students; children 6 and under are free.
For more information on Waveland Old Home Week call Charla Reed at 859-272-3611 or visit parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/