Christy Mathewson : America's first sports hero --presentation on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Boys emulated him. Girls swooned over him. Adults admired him and companies coveted his endorsements. One hundred years ago, Christy Mathewson had the name recognition we associate with contemporary athletes such as Michael Jordan. Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. as presenter Craig Pierce brings Christy Mathewson’s compellilng story to life! Hear about Mathewson’s remarkable accomplishments on and off the field, meet the characters of baseball’s “Deadball Era”, learn the circumstances of Mathewson’s early death, discover the fascinating Industrial Revolution marvel that brought professional sport to the masses, and participate in a re-creation of an early baseball radio broadcast in this exciting presentation.

This program is free and open to the public. To register and save a spot, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.