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Gladys City seeks players for 1890s exhibition baseball game

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown, on the Lamar University campus, is seeking area athletes who would like to “step back in time” to play in a 1890s exhibition baseball game in May. Anyone interested in participating should attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Gladys City Visitors Center, Caroline Room to learn more.

The exhibition game will be the afternoon highlight of the museum’s upcoming May event – The Boomtown Ruckus on May 12, 2012. Volunteer players will need to be available for several practice sessions in April to learn the 1890s baseball rules and receive information about equipment and period costumes for the game.  Other volunteer opportunities for the Boomtown Ruckus include assisting with activities, helping with event setup and takedown, answering visitor questions, and greeting visitors in the museum gift shop. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to attend the March 20th meeting.

 Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is located on Hwy. 69 at University Drive in Beaumont. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, please call (409) 880-1762 or contact the museum at