Venango Museum exhibit to feature oil, baseball

The Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry will emerge from its winter hiatus on Monday with a new exhibit, “Oil Fields to Outfields: Baseball in the Oil Region”.

This exhibit is an addition to the permanent exhibit, “Oil: Black Magic or Black Gold”.

Brandon Boocks, the museum’s executive director, said the new exhibit traces America’s favorite pastime in the Oil Region, from the end of the Civil War through the 1950s.

The exhibit highlights the professional players who came to play in Venango County as well as the many local teams sponsored by businesses and clubs.

“Oil money did play into and feed baseball in Venango County,” he said.

People who want to check out the new exhibit can stop by the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for the rest of the season.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children age 5 and younger.

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