Big Shoes, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Dan Buczynski’s photostream

On Monday, April 13, the Pittsburgh Pirates will host their Home Opener against the Detroit Tigers. In honor of that, The Clemente Museum is holding an Open House for the public on Sunday, April 12 and Monday, April 13. The Clemente Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of “The Great One.” Roberto Clemente’s sports achievements–in his 18-year career, he received every possible award given in Major League Baseball–his personal life, and his humanitarian efforts are celebrated in the world’s largest exhibited collection of Clemente photographs and artifacts.

The museum is located in Engine House 25, a renovated firehouse located in the heart of the Lawrenceville neighborhood. There will be one-of-a-kind merchandise available for sale including Clemente featured wines made by Engine House 25 Wines (also located in the building). Additionally, the Pittsburgh Taco Truck will be right outside on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Roberto Clemente Museum (Former Engine House No. 25), a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from joseph a’s photostream

Normally, tours of the museum are scheduled by appointment only and there is limited availability on when tours can be scheduled, so this is a great chance to view this amazing collection! And, they’ve scheduled the open hours on Monday so that you can enjoy the museum before or after the game and make a real day of it.

The Clemente Museum Open House
When: Sunday, April 12th, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Monday, April 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Engine House 25, 3339 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Cost: $20 per adult, $10 for children, students and those with Military ID. (No reservation required. Admission paid at the door.)