A traveling exhibit, “From Rag Ball to Pro Ball: Baseball in Ontario County” will open June 14 in the Hucker Gallery at the Geneva Historical Society. Developed by Tim Munn and Randy Darrow, teachers at Red Jacket Elementary School, the exhibit was originally created to explore the connection between railroads and baseball in Manchester, a Lehigh Valley Railroad Company town. The exhibit has been expanded for its run in Geneva and highlights many of the players who called Geneva home, including Frank Dwyer, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, and three generations of the Pane family. “From Rag Ball to Pro Ball” features baseball at Hobart, neighborhood and company leagues, and Geneva's minor league teams.
The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, in conjunction with the opening of “Haute Couture Designs by Betty Marshall” and “Recently Conserved Broadsides.” The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.