Press Release

Trinidad History Museum to open baseball exhibit

TRINIDAD, Colo. (June 25, 2018) – Trinidad History Museum will open a new temporary exhibit, How We Play Ball, showcasing Trinidad’s baseball history, on Friday, July 6, 2018, at 5:30 pm in the historic Bloom Mansion. The celebration will serve as a pregame party for the Pecos League All-Star Game on the evening of July 7.

How We Play Ball will highlight Trinidad-area baseball stories dating back to early twentieth-century coal camp leagues throughout the region and the trolley leagues in the city. The current-day baseball traditions of Trinidad, including the Triggers, the Trinidad State Junior College Trojans, and the Trinidad High School Miners will also be celebrated.

“Baseball in our community is such an interesting way to tell our stories. So many people are connected to the game, throughout Trinidad’s history and from all walks of life,” said Kirby Stokes, director of Trinidad History Museum.

Visitors to the new exhibit can find a 1950s soft pitch uniform from Sopris, Colorado, a broken bat from a Triggers game, and historic balls and gloves.

Trinidad History Museum occupies a full city block in historic Trinidad, Colorado. The museum includes the Bloom Mansion, the Baca House, the Barglow Building, the Santa Fe Trail Museum, and beautiful community-supported gardens. Museum guests can enjoy tours, a museum store, and community events throughout the year. General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Children ages 17 and under and military families are free from Memorial Day to Labor Day. How We Play Ball is included in admission. Trinidad History Museum is located at 312 E. Main Street in Trinidad. For more information, call 719-846-7217.