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Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American

May 13 - July 13, 2018

This pop-up exhibition weaves together America’s favorite pastime, baseball, and its role in creating a national identity. This traveling exhibition highlights the story of Jewish immigration and diverse communities and how they are integral to baseball’s role in teaching American culture. Through films, footage, photographs, and a database of American Jewish ballplayers, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American explores how baseball historically played a crucial role in understanding, and sometimes challenging, what it means to be American.


Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American
was organized by the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA.

Sponsors

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American was created by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia and made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Major support provided by: Steven A. and Alexandra M. Cohen Foundation; Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation; Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Foundation; Jane and Daniel Och; Marc and Diane Spilker Foundation; Leesa & Leon Wagner, The Wagner Family Foundation; Harriet and Larry Weiss; Judy and Fred Wilpon; Sam Wisnia

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Image Credit

Hank Greenberg Crosses the Plate, June 04, 1940, Donated by Corbis.

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