Be the first to see Schrader’s Little Cooperstown, a world class interactive exhibit featuring the worlds largest collection of autographed baseballs. October 22nd at noon the St. Petersburg Museum of History is opening this all new display to the public, but you can get a sneak peek at 10 that morning. A press conference will be held for the unveiling at 9:30 that Tuesday, with the ribbon cutting precisely at 10. For the following 2 hours only 50 admissions will be sold. Included in the ticket will be a continental brunch and a special guided tour from the owner of the collection, Dennis Schrader. With over 4600 baseballs and a story behind each of them, Mr. Schrader can keep you entertained for hours. Not a baseball fan? That’s ok, let Dennis tell you how he got the last Survivor of the Titanic to sign a baseball, or even John Travolta, both included in the celebrity wall. This exhibit is not just about sports history. It’s a new medium in telling the nation’s history. Find what affect WWI had on baseball, or what major events of the World led to Babe Ruth hitting so many homeruns. We will use Baseball to show how St. Pete became a tourist hot spot. From first flight to first pitch, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has it covered. This event is part of the Museum of History’s week of Baseball! The week starts on Saturday the 19th with the Beer, Brats and Baseball Family Field Day on Al Lang Field. Tuesday night will feature a special “Happy Hour with the Historian” with Peter Gollenback telling stories of baseball and spring training in Florida. The week will culminate in a grand Gala at the Mirror Lake Lyceum on Friday October 25th.
Sneak Peek Admission 32.64