The Henry Plant Museum is proud to present "More than a Game: Sports, Gender and Fashion in 19th and early 20th century America" on December 9th at 11 am. This exciting talk will be given by Dave Oberg, Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum.
Explore the explosive rise of team and individual sports in 19th and early 20th century America, and the broader history of sports culture. From baseball to bowling, croquet to cycling, learn about the growth of competitive and leisure sports in the United States, with a special focus on gender, fashion and fads. This program will include historic images, amusing anecdotes and a fascinating glimpse at the forces that ushered in modern sports culture.
Dave Oberg serves as the Executive Director of the Elmhurst History Museum and has worked in the museum industry for 30 years. He is a past president of the Illinois Association of Museums, is the founder and former manager of the Midway Marauders Vintage Baseball Club, and has announced and umpired for numerous 19th century-rules baseball games for the past two decades. He has curated several exhibitions related to sports and sports history and lectures frequently about 19th and early 20th century popular culture. He lives in Villa Park, Illinois with his wife Sonali.
Registration is required, and space is limited, so reserve your spot today.
This program accompanies the Plant Museum's special exhibition, The Sportin' Life, and is generously underwritten by: