Cooperstown Hosts Home School Discovery Day

By Donny Lowe

Today, home school students were treated to a unique educational experience at the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame’s ‘Home School Discovery’ day filled the Museum with home school students from across the area that were eager to learn more about the National Pastime with this hands-on experience.

The Museum featured multiple stations where students could take a deeper look into the history behind the art featured in the Museum’s art gallery, learn about women and girls who broke barriers to play the National Pastime, and explore how baseball equipment has evolved through the years to meet the needs of an ever-changing game.

A crowd formed around the ‘Innovation: Tools of the Trade’ station as both young and old learned how a modern baseball is made, right down to the number of stitches. Each participant eagerly awaited their turn to try on baseball gloves from when the game was in its infancy to a later model inspired by Derek Jeter.

The day was also full of interactive events where students could learn what makes the sweet spot of the bat so sweet and had the opportunity to connect live in the Bullpen Theater with the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory for a virtual tour. And before the day was out they would recreate a historic radio broadcast in the ‘Making Airwaves’ session and test their knowledge of baseball past and present during ‘So You Think You Know Baseball,’ the Hall of Fame’s interactive family game show.

To learn more about the Hall of Fame’s Home School Discovery Day program contact the Education Department at or (607) 547-0347.

Donny Lowe is the manager, web and digital media, at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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