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Help us make the world's largest scrapbook for the New Albany 2013 Bicentennial Celebration!
Go to any of the following locations to pick up your scrapbook material or to drop off your completed form.
Arts Council of Southern Indiana. 820 East Market St. Call: 949-4238
Carnegie Center for Arts & History. 201 East Spring St.
NAFC Public Library
180 West Spring St.
500 Scribner Dr,
Click here to print out form.
Downtown New Albany Holiday Fest & Jingle Walk- Saturday, November 30th, from 1-6:30 PM
Kick off the Holiday Season with the Jingle Walk and Wine Tasting followed by doing your holiday shopping in downtown New Albany.
It all starts at 1 pm with the big finale coming at 6:30 pm when Mayor Gahan lights the holiday tree at Market and State.
So come and celebrate the season. Enjoy the variety of gift options that is available to you in beautiful, downtown New Albany.
Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, October 23rd at the Carnegie Center, in New Albany.The meeting will begin at 4 PM. We hope to see you there!
“Vintage Base Ball Teams in New Albany”
Playing baseball in New Albany has always been a part of the city’s history– from the very early days of baseball. When New Albany’s Civil War Soldiers returned home from the war, one of the things they brought home with them was a new game called “Base Ball”. It quickly became the city’s favorite pastime and as early as 1866 there were already at least 4 men’s baseball teams in New Albany. In 1894, New Albany resident, George Jouett Meekin, pitched for the New York Giants and helped them win the Temple Cup – which is now called the World Series. In 1931 Billy Herman started his major league baseball career with the Chicago Cubs and he is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Then in the 1950’s, the BPW Hoosiers, a women’s softball team, came in 4th in the National Softball Tournament.
After the successful Bicentennial Vintage Base Ball Event in August, New Albany’s Living History Committee wants to keep vintage baseball in New Albany by hosting an organization meeting to form a women’s and men’s vintage base ball team. The two newly formed teams will spotlight the history of the game of baseball by re-creating games played by some of the earliest rules. When baseball first started in 1860, the only equipment used was a bat and ball - baseball gloves had not been invented – so the players caught the ball bare handed. Ladies played baseball in long skirts and long sleeves blouses– making sure not to show any elbows or ankles when batting and running the bases.
The Living History Committee will be joined at the meeting by members of the Cincinnati Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The organization meeting will cover all aspects of forming new vintage base ball teams, scheduling of games for 2014 and information about uniforms. Anyone interested in playing vintage base ball or anyone interested in just learning more about vintage baseball are encouraged to attend.
The organization meeting will be held on Saturday, October 26 at 11:30 am at the New Albany Floyd County Public Library, 180 W Spring Street in the Strassweg Auditorium. The meeting should end around 1:00 pm.