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75th Anniversary: Lou Gehrig's Farewell Speech/4th of July

Fri, 4 Jul, 2014

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the
Diamond Anniversary of Lou Gehrig Day with special programming while teaming up with The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter to honor the Hall of Fame first baseman.

10 a.m. – The Plaques of the Gallery (Buck O’Neil Award, 1st Floor)
Learn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each
plaque is made and installed in this 20-minute guided tour.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. –Operation Gratitude (Learning Center, 1st Floor)
Honor the military personnel and veterans by taking some time out of your visit to write a letter to our soldiers and veterans. All letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude. In honor of the 4th of July we will be handing out American Flags participants in this Museum program.

11 a.m. – Guided Tour: Lou Gehrig (Cooperstown Room, 2nd Floor)
Join our staff as we highlight Lou Gehrig’s career in a guided tour throughout the Museum focusing on artifacts that relate to the Iron Horse. 

1 p.m. – Artifact Spotlight: Lou Gehrig (Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor)
Get an up-close look at artifacts highlighting Lou Gehrig’s career not currently on exhibit, and learn about some of the stories behind them.

2 p.m. – A Tribute to Lou Gehrig’s “Luckiest Man” Speech (Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor) Join the ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter as we remember Lou Gehrig with the showing of the MLB tribute which features a first baseman from each Major League team reciting a line from Gehrig's "Luckiest Man' speech. 

3 p.m. – Lou Gehrig Trivia (Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor)
Test your knowledge of Lou Gehrig in this interactive game show. Make your way through nine 'innings' of questions, and win a free year-long membership to the Museum.   

4 p.m. – The Pride of the Yankees (Bullpen Theater, 1st Floor)
Join us for a special screening of this 1942 film starring Gary Cooper and honoring the legendary New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, who died only one year before its release, at age 37, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which later became known as “Lou Gehrig's disease.”

Location: Events will take place throughout the museum
Fees: Included with admission
Contact: 607-547-0329
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