The Baseball Hall of Fame is dedicated to helping every fan learn more about the game, understand it more, enjoy it more.

In Cooperstown, you will create memories to last a lifetime. Our programs include public events that promote discussion and interaction among generations.

We offer K-12 students and teachers programs that provide interactive and meaningful learning experiences that align with national learning standards.

A commitment to life-long learning led the Museum to develop the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship for Leadership Development, a 10-week experience that offers undergraduate and graduate students an opportunity to work alongside Museum and Library staff to gain hands-on professional training in a variety of career fields.

We facilitate research by school-age kids, adult fans and professionals. The ultimate research experience is the annual Symposium.


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We explore the role of the game in society and help students and teachers to use the game to learn classroom subjects. The journey begins with school groups on field trips to the Museum, and expands by connecting to hundreds of classrooms outside the region over the Internet. We also host lesson plans and other classroom materials for teachers on our website.


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For families, we help generations share their baseball memories and show that history can be fun. Museum visitors can participate in our fun public programs, families can complete a Discovery Tour together, while Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have special tours designed for them to complete.

Steele Interns

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The Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development provides meaningful, hands-on training in numerous professional careers including research, photo archives, technical services, curatorial, membership, education, archives and collections management, recorded media, development, special events, programs and events, multi-media, publications, and public relations. In addition, interns learn and work in the company of baseball's best-known personalities during the annual Hall of Fame Weekend and Induction Ceremony, held in Cooperstown each summer.


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Anyone interested in accessing our vast archive of baseball history can start their journey by contacting our Giamatti Research Center. We regularly field questions and requests from children, students, casual fans, scholars, professional writers and media producers.

We host a variety of public programs featuring players, writers and historians, and also host groups interested in a variety of subjects.

One of biggest research events each year is the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.