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when: 10/17/2017 | 07.00 PM h - 08.00 PM h  
Event title When Women Played Baseball
Where: Wright Museum - Wolfeboro
Category: Special
Event description:
Tuesday, October 17, 7:00 – 8:00 pm 
“When Women Played Baseball: The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose”
Lecture and book signing by author Barbara Gregorich

In 1934 three young women, still in their teens, played hardball on the last traveling Bloomer Girl baseball team. Their stories include abandonment, loss at sea, triumphs, world war and, always, baseball. Margaret, Nellie, and Rose came from different backgrounds and had different reasons for playing baseball. When the season was over they followed different paths — two went on to serve in the WAVES and the WACS during WW II, and one went on to play for the Rockford Peaches of the All-American Girls Baseball League. It is not wrong to say that playing baseball profoundly affected their lives and helped determine their futures.  .
Barbara Gregorich writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her novel She’s on First was called “the best book that’s written on the idea of the first woman to play professional baseball,” and her nonfiction title, Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, won the SABR-Macmillan Award for Best Baseball Research of the Year. Barbara has a B.A. in literature and history from Kent State University and a M.A. in literature from the University of Wisconsin. She taught English at Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College.

Location Wright Museum
Homepage: http://www.wrightmuseum.org  
City Wolfeboro
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