The Jackie Robinson Museum: NYC's Version Of A Baseball Hall Of Fame

As a baseball fanatic, one of the items on my To-Do list is to bask in the glory of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. But seeing as being a freelance writer seems to require me to live in poverty, Cooperstown is on the back burner for now. Luckily for me, the Jackie Robinson Foundation is set to open The Jackie Robinson Museum in Lower Manhattan- just a subway ride away.

According to the proposed museum's brochure,

The Jackie Robinson Museum will commemorate the life and legacy of a true American hero through an exploration of his commitment to service and to the achievement of "first class citizenship" for all Americans. It will be a prominent stop on existing cultural routes in New York City and environs, and as a venue for lectures, concerts and receptions. It will serve as a forum for debate and discussion reflecting the ways in which we as a society also can progress through an understanding that one life can make a difference.

In essence this cultural center will not only serve as a tribute to Mr. Robinson and his achievements on the baseball diamond, but also take it a step further and become a platform for social discourse through the example of his humanitarian efforts.

According to reps from the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the museum has a tentative opening date of mid- to- late 2010 and hope to make a huge announcement real soon. In the meantime, I encourage you to check out the artist's rendering of the museum, it's mission statement and all the beautiful exhibits, etc, they plan to make available to the public.

Click here for more information on the Jackie Robinson Museum.

In other news, we are officially 32 days away from the Mets' Opening Day...the butterflies in my stomach are acting more like piranhas. We need a great season so badly...but that's a story for another day!


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