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Britsburgh and Woodville Plantation Present Stoolball

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stoolball is an ancient English game which has been played for over 500 years. It is the origin of baseball and perhaps cricket too, and is mentioned in Shakespeare’s ‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’.
Once popular right across England, it has been played at Lord’s cricket ground and in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, and overseas including Sri Lanka, India and Australia – even on
ocean liners!
Step back in time at Woodville Plantation, when this living history museum presents a special event. On Saturday, September 7, 2019, visitors are invited to join our historic interpreters in the 18th century game of stoolball, the forerunner of modern baseball. The game of stoolball was enjoyed by both men and women, the gentry and working classes, and was even played by General Washington and his troops during the American Revolution.

Who can play stoolball? Anyone! You don’t have to be really fit to play, and it’s a great way to make friends. Children start playing at around 8 or 9, and some people play league stoolball right into their 70s.

The games will take place from 1 to 4 pm.

Price- Free
Contact Name- Dave Frankowski

Phone Number- 412-221-0348

Should you have any questions, you can also contact Woodville Plantation at tiffanyatnevillehouse@gmail.com or nevillehouseassociates@gmail.com (412) 221-0348.


September 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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