We’re excited about the 2017 and some upcoming events that will provide an opportunity to share some baseball and Minnesota history.
- Saturday, February 11 “Looking Through A New Lens, Community Conversations about Race & Equity,” Edina Community Center Normandale Auditorium, sponsored by Edina Public Schools 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
- Saturday, February 18, Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave., Richfield, 2:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 10, Chanhassen Library, 6:30 p.m.
Currently Dr. Catherine Squires, University of Minnesota African American Studies Dept. is presenting and using the book “They Played for the Love of the Game, Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota,” at Gordon Parks High School in Saint Paul. We’re working on confirming request from the following schools to use the book in a class to share this history; Como Park, Johnson High Schools, St. Paul, two schools in Minneapolis, Park Center, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington Jefferson and Kennedy, and in Forest Lake. When dates and details are confirmed, we’ll share that information.
If you’re interested in talking with Frank or Heidi Klempken at the Minnesota Historical Society regarding a project at your school, you can use the contact page on this web site.
Meeting with Dave St. Peter, President of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Club about installing some Minnesota Black Baseball team photos in a couple locations in Target Field. Thankful to the Minnesota Twins and their continued support to this important history of Minnesota.
Working with the St. Paul Saints Baseball team to have a “Roy Campanella Day,” during the 2017 season. Roy Campanella was the first African American signed by the St. Pauls Saints baseball team and by the American Association which was AAA ball in 1948. Thank you to the St. Paul Saints and their continued interest in the history of Black Baseball.
We would also like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season, with wishful thoughts of a safe and positive 2017.