Preservation Long Island and the Long Island Museum to Host
Baseball on the Farm with the New York Mutual Base Ball Club
Sherwood-Jayne Farm on September 16, 2023
This special day of vintage baseball at Preservation Long Island’s historic property in Setauket is inspired by two Baseball-themed exhibitions currently on view at the Long Island Museum in nearby Stony Brook.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY—Preservation Long Island and the Long Island Museum have teamed up to host Baseball on the Farm featuring an authentic 19th-century ballgame with the New York Mutual Base Ball Club against the Atlantics. With live music, games, prizes, food and more, this one-day special event will take place on the grounds of historic Sherwood-Jayne Farm in East Setauket, New York.
Baseball on the Farm is a FREE community event for the whole family featuring:
- ▪ An authentic 19th-century ballgame pitting the New York Mutuals Base Ball Club against the Atlantics Base Ball Club
- ▪ Games and craft activities
- ▪ Prizes including Long Island Ducks signed baseball and 4-pack of tickets for 2024
- ▪ Bounce House
- ▪ LivemusicbyTheOtherTwo
- ▪ Food and Beverages (available for purchase) from Exotic Bowls, Maui Chop House and Root +Branch Brewing Baseball on the Farm with the New York Mutuals
Saturday. September 16, 2023, 12 PM to 4 PM (Rain date: September 17)
Sherwood-Jayne Farm 55 Old Post Road, East, Setauket, NY 11733 (Limited free parking onsite) Cost: FREE admission (food and beverages available for purchase). Advance registration recommended.For more information and to reserve tickets visit: https://preservationlongisland.org/baseball-on-the- farm/
This special day of vintage baseball at Preservation Long Island’s Sherwood-Jayne Farm in Setauket is a collaboration inspired by two exhibitions currently on view at The Long Island Museum in nearby Stony Brook:
Picturing America’s Pastime (May 18-October 15, 2023): Since the 19th century, baseball and photography have grown up together. This exhibition of 51 historic photographs has been developed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museums, the world’s premiere repository of baseball photographs.
Home Fields: Baseball Stadiums of Long Island and New York City (May 18-October 15, 2023): This exhibition features exciting objects from several private collectors of historic baseball memorabilia. Many original items from Ebbetts Field (the home of the Brooklyn Dodgers) Polo Stadium, and Yankee Stadium are on view.
Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that works with Long Islanders to raise awareness, appreciation, and support for the protection of our shared past through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections. http://preservationlongisland.org
Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:
Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/joseph-lloyd-manor/ Custom House, Sag Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/custom-house/
Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket http://preservationlongisland.org/sherwood-jayne-farm/
Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery http://preservationlongisland.org/methodist-church/
Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures. Museum hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information visit: https://longislandmuseum.org
New York Mutual Base Ball Club
The New York Mutual Base Ball Club’s mission is to help inform the general public about the roots of our National Pastime by playing base ball games as they were played during the 19th century. The original team was founded in 1857 and was one of the founding members of the National Association of Base Ball Players. The present-day team was established in 1999 as an outreach program of Old Bethpage Village Restoration.