A Vintage Base Ball weekend will kick off on Friday evening with a Brief Double Feature.
Well-known Chicago performer & historian Ellie of ElliePresents will visit Edison Ford with her popular talk, Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise & Fall of Ladies’ Underwear. As a special added double feature, Cup Check Please: A Scholarly Talk on a Jocular Subject will also be presented. These are two of Ellie’s most requested programs and they are rarely presented together!
Unmentionables charts the course of a lady’s silhouette throughout time and how it was not always entirely her own. She had help. Cup Check is an examination of masculine protective equipment beginning with the fig leaf and focusing on protection for the “downtown business district” whilst engaged in sporting activities. “It’s a stand-up comedy routine with history!” said one recent audience member.
Admission: Members $5 non-members $10, free tea and lemonade will be served, and a cash bar will be available. Reservations not required.
Special Bonus 1 – attend any of Ellie’s presentations on Friday or Saturday March 22 or 23 and receive a free wooden nickel pass to attend vintage base ball at Terry Park on Sunday March 24.
Special Bonus 2 – Purchase a $5 adult admission at the Terry Park gate and receive a wooden nickel good for $5 off one adult admission to Edison Ford Winter Estates.