Three events to explore Mexican-American fast-pitch as cultural resource

The mural shown here is in the section of the special exhibit ?Root for the Home Team: Building Community Through Sports,? currently on display at Bethel College?s Kauffman Museum, that looks at Newton?s Mexican-American fast-pitch softball heritage. Raymond and Patrice Olais of Newton created the mural in 1978 for the ball park. It later moved to Sunset Elementary School in Newton and is on loan to Kauffman Museum for the year. The Olaises made the mural for the Newton Mexican-American fast-pitch softball tournament?s 30th anniversary. Today, at 67 years and counting, it?s the oldest such tournament in the United States. Kauffman Museum photo

NORTH NEWTON?Ben Chappell?s interest in Latino/a culture began when he was a student at Bethel College and has most recently extended to his study...

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