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 – held September 27 - 29 in 2013 - 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.

2013 Author Series Dates (All Times 1:00 p.m.)

May 18 - John Rosengren, Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes

June 22 - Larry Hogan, So Many Seasons in the Sun: A Century and More of Conversation with Baseball's Greatest Clubhouse Managers

June 25 - Rob Weintraub, The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age

July 9 - Matthew Silverman, Swinging '73: Baseball's Wildest Season

July 23 - Paul Hensler, The American League in Tranisition, 1965-1975: How Competition Thrived When the Yankees Didn't

August 6 - Dan Levitt, The Battle that Forged Modern Baseball: The Federal League Challenge and Its Legacy

August 13 - Herschel Cobb, Heart of a Tiger: Growing Up with my Grandfather, Ty Cobb

August 27 - Pirates Day: Erik Sherman, A Pirate For Life (co-authored by Steve Blass), and Richard Peterson, Pops: The Willie Stargell Story