Friends of Vintage Base Ball in Hartford, Connecticut

Samuel Colt's BIG BASH

Saturday, July 19, 2014, is Samuel Colt's 200th birthday. Help us celebrate at the day-long festival in and around Coltsville in Hartford, Connecticut. Billy Barnie's Blue Boys will be on hand to run a Town Ball game and our friends, Mark Twain, the 14th Connecticut and 22nd Massachusetts Civil War Re-enactors will join us at Colt Park from 11:00am to 2:30pm.

Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams, One of the True Fathers of Base Ball Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams, One of the True Fathers of Baseball

Join us as we work to enshrine Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. More info here.

The Friends of Vintage Base Ball promotes living history by bringing the 19th century to life through base ball events that use the rules, equipment, costumes and culture of the 1860s–1880s, through cultural enrichment and education programs.

We support organizations, programs and events that honor the history of baseball, both amateur and professional, anywhere the game has been played.

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