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Decatur’s Connection to the 1888-1889 Chicago Cubs World Tour

Event date: 6/26/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Export event
Decatur’s Connection to the 1888-1889 Chicago Cubs World Tour
Elaine Evans
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Decatur’s Connection to the 1888-1889 Chicago Cubs World Tour

Macon County History Museum

What does a young orphaned Black boy, Decatur’s first opera house, and the baseball team that would become the Chicago Cubs have in common? Macon County’s official historian, Mark W. Sorensen, ties all those strands together during his presentation at the Macon County History Museum on Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

Sorensen will deliver the tale of Decatur’s racist link to Albert Spalding, Cap Anson and the famous 1888-1889 American Baseball World Tour. Find out what happened after African-American Clarence Duval’s talents were discovered in Decatur in 1888, and how was he treated going around the world with America’s most famous athletes.

Location:
Macon County History Museum http://www.mchmdecatur.org/
5580 N. Fork Rd.
Decatur, IL 62521 (Map)

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