366 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT 06612. Phone: 203-261-2090.
CELEBRATE THE GRAND OLD GAME – A Living History Event--The Historical Society of Easton and Easton's Department of Parks and Recreation welcome you to a wonderful summer day celebrating the national pastime with vintage baseball games on the field at Veteran's Park, 366 Sport Hill Road, Easton, CT on Saturday July 13th (Rain date: July 20th). The Friends of Vintage Baseball, a reenactment group, will hold two exhibition games in Easton on the field behind the Easton Community Center for all to enjoy. To reach Veteran's Park, enter the Helen Keller Middle School driveway and take a left at the wooden sign for the Easton Community Center and Veteran's Park. The Friends of Vintage Baseball promote living history by bringing the 19th Century to life through baseball events using the rules, costumes, and equipment of the 1860 to 1880's. The games provide enjoyment for all ages. Between games, children will be invited onto the field to participate with The Friends of Vintage Baseball ball players and learn the rules of the 19th Century baseball game. The first game starts at 11:00 AM and the second will follow at approximately 12:30 PM.
Each game will follow different rules based on the many changes that occurred during the 19th Century as baseball began capturing America's imagination. Play Ball!!! Admission fees: Adults and Children over 5 years old: $ 5.00 Families of 4 or more: $20.00 Children under 5: Free Since seating is limited at the ball fields bring lawn chairs for your comfort. There are concession stands, rest room facilities, and handicapped parking available at Veteran's Park. Why not join us for a special summer day enjoying the grand old game and learning more about our national pastime.