The Beginning of Baseball in Wisconsin Exhibit
The history of baseball runs deep and wide in our state. Appleton’s first team, the Excelsiors, took the field in 1867 playing squads from Green Bay, Oshkosh, Neenah and other cities. In Appleton, as well as in other cities and towns across the state, amateur, company, semi-pro, and professional teams soon followed. This exhibit, done in conjunction with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and historic societies from across Eastern Wisconsin, chronicles the development of the national past time. The exhibit, which will feature photos, artifacts, and interactive displays, opens April 15, 2019 and runs through August 30, 2019. The Beginnings of Baseball in Wisconsin is included on all regular daytime tours of Hearthstone.