Thanksgiving Hours

The Museum will close early at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed all day on Thursday, November 23. The Museum will be open on Friday, November 24, 10 am to 8 pm. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Esteban Bellán (1850-1932)

When Esteban Bellán was a young Cuban student at St. John’s College (now Fordham) in the 1860s, he was introduced to the game of baseball, discovering both a talent and a career. He Americanized his name, and as Steve Bellán became the first Latin American to play professional baseball.

After a few years here, he returned to Cuba and helped establish the game in his home land. In this pavilion, children and adults compare baseball uniforms and equipment from Bellán’s time and ours. They also use digital games to explore the world of baseball today, a story with national and international scale.

 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE DIMENNA CHILDREN'S HISTORY MUSEUM MAP

 

 

DOWNLOAD THE FAMILY PROGRAMS BROCHURE HERE

 

 

Creative: Tronvig Group