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Exhibit - Artifacts

The Final Inning of the “Once Upon a Time…The Sherman-Howard County Baseball League” Exhibit

Recurring Date Info:
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2nd Floor Link
2021 Transformation Drive
Lincoln NE 68508
Target Audiences:
Brooke Goedert, (402) 472-5535,
Usher in your 2024 baseball season with a visit to Nebraska Innovation Campus which you will recognize as the former 4-H building during the Nebraska State Fair days. Come experience the “Once Upon a Time…The Sherman-Howard County Baseball League,” a unique town team baseball photo collection that is making its 26th stop at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Put on your jersey, grab the wife (you’d be surprised the stories women have), kids, grandparents, grandkids and former teammates to spend the afternoon reminiscing and story-telling.

The “Final Inning” closing reception will take place on Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. where fans and spectators, players and baseball enthusiasts will gather and hopefully hear where the NEXT and 27th “Opening Pitch” will be. Stay tuned and maybe it will be at a location near you!

The 26th “opening pitch”, of this exhibit commemorating Sherman-Howard County town team baseball, was thrown out on March 1st, here. Over the last couple weeks, many UNL students, conference attendees, visitors of all ages from across the state and beyond, Petersville Iowa to Centennial Colorado, have dropped by to reminisce and share their own stories and also read tales and happenings from the Field of Dreams, The Natural and Bull Durham era of “wooden bats and steel cleats.”

What started out in the 1980’s with a genealogical research find of a 1926 Howard County Championship team photo with his grandfather in it has not stopped. When Randy ” bat man” Lukasiewicz , founder of the Farwell Athletic Club and creator of the Farwell Fence Buster’s ball team, a long time ago asked Coach Osborne, who has roots back to the Farwell Nebraska area, what he should do with all his pictures, Coach Osborne simply replied “I’m sure you’ll think of something.” He was right!

This exhibit has traveled across the state to many a library, ballpark, banquet, Museum, gym, school, Historical Society, party, diner, studio and exhibition hall.

This exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. through April 28.

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