New Baseball Exhibit at Lynn Museum

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Bud Fowler

Bud Fowler

“Day/Night” opened at the Lynn Museum this evening with a talk by State Representative Brendan Crighton on Bud Fowler, the first African American to play professional baseball way back in 1878 for the Lynn Live Oaks.

Extensive local research has lead to new information, some of which was discovered right under out noses in the Lynn Public Library and will be shared with baseball historians nationwide.

Crighton and other officials are currently working on efforts to erect a monument to Fowler.



Courtesy of Wenham Museum

Did you know that on June 24th, 1927 the first lighted night game was played between Lynn and Salem at GE Field in Lynn? The powerful lights had originally been developed by G.E. engineer Robert J. Swackhamer for a freight rail yard.

The special exhibit is distributed throughout the museum and can be seen during regular museum hours through September. Stop in at the admission desk for more information.


Museum Director Drew Russo


State Representative Brendan Crighton


Museum Educational Programs Associate Nicole Breault

After remarks were made, people made their way up through the collection. No photos of the collection, here. You must go to the Lynn Museum at 590 Washington Street to see it!

Disclosure: Your LynnHappens editor is on the LynnArts / Lynn Museum Board of Directors.

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