During the dark days of the Depression the rural South had little to hang its hopes on: God, family, and baseball. The Prussian strategist, Carl von Clausewitz famously said, “War is the pursuit of politics by other means.” In “Hometown” North Carolina during the Depression, “Baseball was the pursuit of power/empowerment by other means.” Baseball was a game that everyone could either play or watch as they sought power/empowerment: mill owners sought enthusiastic workers and loyal mill town citizens, players sought self-esteem and personal glory, and fans pursued excitement and group identity. Mill town baseball was much more than a game; it gave real meaning to life.
FREE program thanks to the North Carolina Humanities Council.
Exhibit admission not included.
Exhibit Admission is available for a fee: $12 adults |$8 seniors/college|$6 youth |5 and under FREE
Exhibit Admission always FREE for Earl Scruggs Center Members
Bring a lunch or pre-order $10 boxed lunch and we will have it waiting for you!
Lunch Options Include:
6″ Grilled Chicken Sub
6″ Grilled Steak Sub
6″ Vegetarian Sub
All subs come with chips. All prepared lunches come with a choice of bottled water or canned soda.