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John Liepa: How Iowa Met Baseball

June 19, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

How Iowa Met Baseball: the Myths, the History, the Players
Over the past century the setting for the spring passion of many Iowans has been the ballpark. This presentation explores the myths of baseball’s origins, the early history and evolution of the game, baseball’s journey to Iowa and the role of the Civil War in spreading its popularity. Audiences will learn about some of Iowa’s baseball pioneers and view an extensive collection of baseball memorabilia featuring Iowa players.


June 19, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Terrace Hill Historic Site, 2300 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, USA