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World of Little League® Museum Set to Participate in a Pair of Local “Passport Programs”

World of Little League® Museum Set to Participate in a Pair of Local “Passport Programs”

This summer, visitors of the museum will have a chance to join in on celebrating the rich history surrounding Central Pennsylvania.

Starting with its Open House on April 1 and continuing throughout the summer, the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store will help celebrate Central Pennsylvania’s rich history as it gets set to participate in a pair of historic Passport Programs, the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance “Time Traveler’s Passport Program” and the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County “Passport to History Program.”

“Our area has a rich heritage that reaches back through centuries into military history, science, agriculture, and of course, to sports,” said Lance Van Auken, Little League Vice President and Executive Director of the Museum. “We encourage anyone with an interest in history to take advantage of these Passport Programs and experience the depth of the legacy that has been left to us.”

Featuring more than 300 artifacts, including a personal collection of Little League Founder, Carl E. Stotz, a fully interactive exhibit hall, and the only complete game-worn Babe Ruth uniform on display in the world, the World of Little League Museum is a perfect place to spark the inner child of baseball enthusiasts and historians from all around the world.

Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance “Time Traveler’s Passport Program”

When: April 1 through August 16

For the second consecutive year, the World of Little League Museum will be participating in the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance Time Traveler’s Passport Program. Held from April 1 through August 16, the Heritage Passport Program allows visitors the opportunity to visit about a dozen heritage sites throughout the Susquehanna River Valley that provide historical facts about the region’s history. As part of the program, participants are required to visit a minimum of five heritage sites by mid-August. The winner of the 2017 Time Traveler’s Passport Program will win an overnight history-themed getaway to Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Franklin Institute. For more information on the passport program, go to VisitCentralPA.org/2017Passport.

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Passports are available at each of these participating locations:

• Dale/Engle/Walker "1793" House The Hotel Edison

• Elias Church/Elias Center for the Performing Arts

• Fort Augusta and Hunter House Museum

• Joseph Priestley House

• Museum Mifflinburg Buggy Museum

• Milton Historic Downtown Walking Tour

• Muncy Historical Society

• Packwood House Museum

• World of Little League® Museum and Official Store

*Passports not available at Post Offices

Historical Organizations of Lycoming County “Passport to History Program”

When: April 1 through November 20

The “Passport to History Program,” offered by the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County (HOLC), encourages participants to explore Lycoming County – what it might have been to live, work or celebrate here during other time periods – all while enjoying what the community has to offer. The World of Little League Museum’s Open House on April 1 marks the first event for people to register for the HOLC “Passport to History” Program.

Throughout the summer, HOLC members will post events (including special exhibits, open houses, lectures, and more) on their websites, social media platforms, community calendars, local media outlets, and on ConnectWilliamsport.com, the James V. Brown Library’s online community calendar. When people attend the events offered by the participating organizations, they should look for the HOLC-sponsored door prize entry box. Visitors may enter one time for each event attended, so the more events attended, the greater chance of winning one of the prizes. Although everyone is permitted to participate, prizes must be claimed by someone 18 or older.

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Members of the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County include*:

• Blooming Grove Historical Society and Cemetery Association

• East Lycoming Historical Society

• General Burrows Historical Society of Montoursville

• Jersey Shore Historical Society

• Lycoming County Genealogical Society

• Montgomery Area Historical Society

• Muncy Historical Society, Heritage Park and Nature Trail

• Preservation Williamsport and Rowley House

• Thomas T. Taber Museum of Lycoming County Historical Society

• World of Little League® Museum and Official Store

• Lycoming College Archives

• Pennsylvania College of Technology

• Lycoming County Women’s History Collection

*Some HOLC members may not be passport program participants

General admission for the World of Little League Museum is $5. Children ages 5-12 are admitted for $2, and Seniors 62 and older are admitted for $3. Children four and younger are free, as well as any Little Leaguer® wearing a uniform shirt that includes the Little League Shoulder Patch. Group rates are available for 20 or more people who pre-schedule a visit.

The World of Little League Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16, and Easter Monday, April 17. More information about the Museum is available at LittleLeagueMuseum.org; by contacting the Museum at 570-326-3607; or museum@LittleLeague.org.