Mexican American Fast Pitch Softball Exhibit Posted August 12, 2015 by Irene

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Mexican American Fast Pitch Softball Leagues: Connecting Communities Across State Lines will be on view until September 5 at the Kansas City Museum. Curated by Dr. Gene T. Chavez and presented by the Kansas City Museum in partnership with El Centro, Inc. Mexican American Fast Pitch Softball Leagues: Connecting Communities Across State Lines is a new exhibition that explores the rich history and legacy of Mexican American fast pitch softball leagues in Missouri and Kansas.

Featuring a documentary based on oral histories of former players, the exhibition also presents items from personal collections of players including photographs, uniforms, league documents, trophies, and other historical materials that tell the story of the game that brought Mexican Americans together.

Free exhibition tours are self-guided and take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

Special curatorial tours with Dr. Gene Chavez are from 1:30-3:00 p.m. on Saturday August 15 and August 29. These curatorial tours are $5 per person.  The museum is located at 3218 Gladstone Blvd. Kansas City, MO  64123.

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