Mark Stoffer Hunter, The History Center’s historian, will lead a bus tour of locations around downtown Cedar Rapids connected the area’s baseball history. The Circling the Bases tour will take place on Saturday, March 11 and will begin at 1 pm. The tour will begin and end at the Douglas Mansion at 800 Second Avenue SE.
The tour will include Hill Park, Ellis Park, and more key locations in the history of baseball in the community. The tour is part of the programming related to The Old Ball Game: A History of Baseball in Linn County, The History Center’s current exhibit at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The exhibit is free to visit during library hours.
Tickets for the Circling the Bases tour are $15 for the general public and $10 for History Center members.
The Old Ball Game: A History of Baseball in Linn County is made possible, in part, by a gift from the Myron F. and Esther S. Wilson as well as the Van Meter Donor-Advised Fund of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, Allegra – Marketing∙Print∙Mail and The Cedar Rapids Kernels.