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Old-time baseball reenactors coming to historical society

This photo of a Great Bend baseball team is believed to have been taken in the 1890s. A free program on the history of baseball will be presented Monday evening at the Barton County Historical Society Museum.

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America’s Pastime will be celebrated Monday with a free program at the Barton County Historical Society Museum and Village.

Starting at 6 p.m., reenactors will depict area baseball teams from the late 1800s, and demonstrate how the game used to be played. Peanuts, popcorn, hotdogs and lemonade will be available at the museum, located just south of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281.

At 7:30 p.m. Professor Frederick Krebs will present "Root Root Root for the Home Team: Community Baseball and the American Dream."

The presentation will display memorabilia, including a "mushroom bat ...

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