Talk Remembers Nunda’s Sports Legends from Civil War and WWII

Nunda football team in the 1930s (photo/ via Nunda Historical Society Facebook page)

NUNDA — The Nunda Historical Society will host a history program called ‘Sports in Nunda’ to share stories of athletics in the area from the Civil War era to the present.

According to a press release from the Nunda Historical Society, the event will feature stories of important teams, coaches, players, and local playing fields. Segments of the event will focus on Nunda’s two football teams, early girls’ athletics, and Doc Kennedy, the area’s 19th century professional baseball player.

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The second half of the program will focus on sports since World War II, and will feature coaches and players who have been invited to take part in a panel, where they will speak on their experiences and the audience will be encouraged to share their own favorite memories.

The society will also display an exhibit of photographs, trophies, and other sports memorabilia. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own items to share as well.

The program will be on Apr. 12 at 7 P.M. and is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Historical Society building, located at 24 Portage Street in Nunda.

Nunda’s baseball team in years’ past (photo/ courtesy of Tom S. Cook of Nunda Historical Society)