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KC Royals sponsoring free admission to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Families looking for something fun and educational to do can visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City for free in February. The Kansas City Royals Foundation and the team announced that for the third year in a row, they will cover the cost of entrance for everyone visiting during the month.

“We are excited to help Kansas Citians learn about the incredible story of the Negro Leagues,” said Luis Maes, the Royals vice president of community impact. “It’s a story about baseball as well as American history and our struggles and progress in civil rights. The NLBM is the only museum in the world dedicated to bringing this incredible story to life, and we are fortunate to have it in our backyard.”

In 2023, more than 14,000 people, including many school and youth groups, visited the museum during February, and the foundation wrote a check to the museum for $120,000.

“We are thrilled that the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Royals Foundation are once again providing admission to the museum free of charge for the entire month of February,” museum President Bob Kendrick said. “The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is a tremendous educational resource and is one of the nation’s most important civil rights and social justice institutions. We hope that students and adults alike will take advantage of this generous gesture to learn how America’s unsung baseball heroes helped change the game and America, too.”

The museum is located at 1616 East 18th Street in the historic 18th and Vine District. Those visiting the museum during normal operating hours will not be charged for their visit. The museum is open Mondays during February, including Presidents’ Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

More information is available at www.nlbm.com.


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