Meet the Experts: Bonsall Bat Company
Join Perkasie-based bat maker Jeff Bonsall of the Bonsall Bat Company and learn how professional-grade bats are made, from trees to the big leagues. This program coincides with NMIH’s Making America’s Pastime exhibit, exploring how the balls, bats, gloves, and uniforms of the MLB are made and how the MLB became a $9.5 billion industry.
In addition to seeing how baseball’s bats, balls, and gloves evolved over time, learn about Bethlehem Steel’s impact on Major League Baseball and how the company’s wartime league wooed the likes of Babe Ruth and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. This exhibit is on display until the end of October.
The Meet the Expert series takes place on the third Saturday of each month. This unique opportunity to hear thematic talks from experts in their respective fields will include a 45-minute lecture and 15-minute Q&A. Meet the Experts is included in your admission price and is free to all members of the museum.