Starting with its Open House on April 7 and continuing throughout the summer, the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will help celebrate Lycoming County’s rich history as it participates in Historical Organizations of Lycoming County’s “Hunting for 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 Hunting for History events 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 a game-worn Babe Ruth uniform, 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.
The “Hunting for 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 7 marks the first event for people to register for “Hunting for History.”
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. Historical Organizations of Lycoming County – HOLC can also be found on Facebook.com.
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.
Among other activities that qualify as “Hunting for History” events are speaker programs at several museums and college archives; POPS in the Park at Muncy; History Mystery Bus Tour in Jersey Shore; and “Name the Artifact” sponsored by the Taber Museum at the Lycoming County Fair.
“Hunting for History” ends on Nov. 18, the day after the World of Little League Museum’s annual free Kids’ Day event. Shortly thereafter, winners will be drawn from among all of the program’s participants.
Prizes include a ticket package for the 2019 Little League Baseball® World Series, certificates for Museums, and a basket featuring locally produced items and products.
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
- Hiawatha Riverboat
- Jersey Shore Historical Society
- Lycoming College Archives
- Lycoming County Genealogical Society
- Lycoming County Visitors Bureau
- Lycoming County Women’s History Collection
- Montgomery Area Historical Society
- Muncy Historical Society, Heritage Park and Nature Trail
- Pennsylvania College of Technology
- Peter Herdic Transportation Museum
- Preservation Williamsport and Rowley House
- Thomas T. Taber Museum of Lycoming County Historical Society
- Williamsport Trolleys
- World of Little League® Museum and Official Store
- World War I Project
*Some HOLC members may not be “Hunting for History” participants
NOTE: The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will be closed on Easter Sunday (April 1) and Monday, April 2.