ESPN “Sports Reporters” Bob Ryan and ‘69 New York Mets star and bestselling author Art Shamsky in conversation with New Jersey sports journalist Bill Glovin is the “leadoff” program for Morven Museum & Garden’s newest exhibition New Jersey Baseball: From the Cradle to the Major Leagues, 1855–1915, on Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at 55 Stockton Street in Princeton. Tickets are $20 for the public; $15 for Friends of Morven. Copies of Shamsky’s “After the Miracle” will be available for purchase and signing following the lecture.

“Morven is thrilled to be hosting what is shaping up to be a hot ticket for baseball fans,” Executive Director Jill Barry said recently.

In addition to the 7:30 p.m. public lecture with q&a, tickets to a special private reception with the speakers in Morven’s museum galleries starting at 5:45 p.m. are available. This $100 per person event supports Morven’s Education programs and includes wine, baseball themed refreshments, priority seating at the 7:30 p.m. lecture, and a copy of the exhibition’s companion book “A Cradle of the National Pastime: New Jersey Baseball, 1855-1880” by baseball historian and guest curator John Zinn.

The link to order tickets is www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-baseball-with-bob-ryan-art-shamsky-moderated-by-bill-glovin-tickets-57009370562. For additional information and to reserve tickets you may also contact Morven’s Curator of Education and Public Programs at 609-924-8144 ext. 106 or dlampertrudman@morven.org

The June 13 program is sponsored by Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP.

New Jersey Baseball: From the Cradle to the Major Leagues, 1855–1915, is on view from June 7 through October 27, 2019, and is sponsored by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, the Hess Foundation, Robert N. Wilson and Michele Plante, Pheasant Hill Foundation, Liza and Schuyler Morehouse, the Muhlhauser Gift Fund, Lisa and Michael Ullmann, Carolyn and John Healey, and Investors Foundation.

Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton Street, Princeton. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information and associated programming visit www.morven.org/upcoming-events.

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