JULY 12, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Are you tired of today's fast paced world and constant bombardment of e-mails and cell phone ringtones? Does your family need a break from television, video games, computers, and text messages? Slow down on Saturday, July 12, and visit the Alabama Department of Archives and History from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm for old-fashioned games and old-timey fun. A variety of games are planned including croquet, sack races, jacks, marbles, tug of war, horseshoes and more. Learn about the history of these games and others including the great American pastime of base ball. Meet the Montgomery Biscuits baseball mascot, Big Mo, from 11 a.m.-12p.m. Alabama-made Blue Bell ice cream will also be served. Bring your lunch and cool drinks to picnic on the front lawn of the Archives.

Games will take place outside on the lawn and inside on the second floor of the Archives. Old Fashioned Game Day is FREE of charge.

Families can also visit the Archives' exhibits and the Hands-On Gallery's two summer game exhibits, Baseball Cards: Advertise, Collect, and Trade and Summer of Sports.

For more information visit the ADAH website or call (334) 353-4702.

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Created: July 1, 2008
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
Phone: (334) 242-4435
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