Special Programs

In addition to our regularly scheduled family programs, the National Baseball Hall of Fame frequently offers special programs that take place both at the museum and around Cooperstown. Here's a look at some of our recurring special programs.

Curator Spotlight

Once a month, visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame will have the unique opportunity of attending a guided walkthrough of an exhibit with one of our curators. This experience lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, and each month will feature a different exhibit. The program is free with admission to the Hall of Fame, and no reservation is required. Each program starts at 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming Tour Dates
May 3 - Diamond Dreams
September 13 - Scribes and Mikemen
September 27 - ¡Viva Baseball!
October 11 - Taking the Field
November 8 - Today's Game
December 6 - Autumn Glory

The Baseball Film Festival

The Baseball Film Festival – 2014 dates TBA - is a showcase of newly-released films of any genre with a baseball focus. A full schedule of film screenings is typically announced during the first week of September. Any film released within the last five years that has baseball as a central theme or focus can be considered for the festival.

If you have a film that you would like considered, simply submit three DVD copies by the end of June to:

Attn: Manager of Museum Programs
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Summer Authors Series

Our Authors Series brings noted baseball authors to Cooperstown for special lectures and book signings during the summer months. These programs are included with the cost of admission.

2014 Author Series Dates (All Times 2 p.m. (except where noted)

June 19 – Mookie: Life, Baseball, and the ’86 Mets, by Erik Sherman with Mookie Wilson (10:30 a.m.) 

June 27 – Stars and Strikes, by Dan Epstein 

July 3 – Miracle Mud & Baseball Mystery, by David Kelly 

July 10 – The Impossible Dream Season, by Ray Sinibaldi 

July 17 – The DiMaggios, by Thomas Clavin 

July 26 – 1954, by Bill Madden 

July 31 ­– Brooks: The Biography, by Doug Wilson 

August 7 – Roberto’s Return, by Paul Ferrante 

August 14 – Down to the Last Pitch, Tim Wendel 

August 21 – Rally Caps, Rain Delays, and Racing Sausages, by Eric Kabakoff 

August 28 – The Legend of Mickey Tussler and Sophomore Campaign, by Frank Nappi