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Museum Exhibit at Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary Explores African-American Legends of Baseball with Nashville Roots


Henry Allen Kimbro, born on February 10, 1912 in Nashville, was a stocky centerfielder who played in the National Negro Leagues for 17 years, and was considered one of the best during his prime because of his range and great arm. Kimbro’s story is one of many in American baseball history being celebrated right now thanks to a new exhibit at Churchwell Museum Magnet Prep. A school assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 24 features the new exhibit: Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Negro League Baseball in Tennessee, 1920-1960. Students have put together the exhibit with items donated by the Tennessee State Museum and private donors.

Now through December 18, the exhibit is open to the public through the following schedule:

  • Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exhibit Special Dates & Hours:

  • Saturday, December 12; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, December 14; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tours can also be scheduled by contacting Rebecca Verner by email or phone: 615-415-9779.

See a highlights of the exhibit below: