Baseball, African American Baseball League, sports history, 521 All Stars Traveling Exhibit
Event

Baseball Day

Celebrate America’s pastime with special baseball themed activities and presentations all day in conjunction with the exhibition, The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community.

Museum Hours

Open today from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Plan Your Visit
Included with Admission
Suitable for All Ages
Event Date
Sat., July 22 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Play ball! With baseball season in full swing, stop by the State Museum to celebrate America’s pastime with special baseball themed activities and presentations inspired by the museum’s current photography exhibition, The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community

Members from the team featured in The 521 All-Stars, as well as the author, Frye Gaillard, and photographer, Byron Baldwin, of the book that was the inspiration for the exhibition will reunite for a panel discussion - on its 25th anniversary! 

Baseball Day activities include:

  • 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Panel discussion and meet-and-greet with members of the The 521 All-Stars, author Frye Gaillard, and photographer Byron Baldwin.
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Presentation from Columbia Fireflies highlighting the history of baseball in Columbia 
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Make-your-own baseball card craft 
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Enter to win a chance to throw out the first pitch at a Columbia Fireflies game
  • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Delicious ballpark-themed treats from the Crescent Café by the Food Academy
  • Plus, a special opportunity to take a photo with Mason, the Columbia Fireflies mascot

Baseball Day activities are included with museum general admission or membership.   

Admission

Baseball Day activities are included with museum general admission or membership.   

Adult $8.95
Senior (Ages 62+) $7.95
Children (Ages 3-12) $6.95

 

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Fireflies First Pitch Giveaway!

Enter to win the chance to throw out the first pitch at a Columbia Fireflies game. Winner will be selected during Baseball Day at the State Museum.

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African-American baseball player stands against a wooden wall as he pulls on his gloves to prepare for his time at bat.

521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community

This exhibition highlights the story of the 521 All-Stars team of Rembert, SC, a Black baseball team with roots going back to the 1920s. 

View the 521 All-Stars Exhibition