Museum Talk: “19th Century Big Business Practices through A. G. Spaulding”


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March 25, 11:00 a.m. “19th Century Big Business Practices through A. G. Spaulding” offers visitors a glimpse into the practices of businessmen John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie who have come to represent the most successful titans of industry during the Gilded Age. The presentation is designed to show how Albert Goodwill Spalding used many of the same business practices and principles to achieve the same type of business success in the sporting goods industry that Rockefeller and Carnegie achieved in oil and steel.

     Lecture will be presented by Brian Sheehy, “base ball” historian, Vintage Base Ball player and President of the Essex Base Ball Organization, a non-profit organization consisting of six clubs in Massachusetts that play and educate the public on how the game of baseball was played in the 19th Century. Sheehy has traveled throughout the nation playing Base Ball for the Boston Beaneaters, instructing children’s clinics, and giving lectures on baseball history.

No registration required; included with museum admission.