Celebration of Field of Dreams

Friday, July 29, 2022 - 1:00pm

1:00 pm Author Series: Dwier Brown
On Friday, July 29, noted actor and author Dwier Brown will discuss his book, If You Build It… A Book About Fathers, Fate, and Field of Dreams. The book delves into Dwier’s career as an actor, his experiences on the set of Field of Dreams, and his relationship with his father.

Dwier Brown, who appeared as Ray Kinsella’s father in the 1989 film, Field of Dreams, will discuss making the movie and how it changed his relationship with his father, who died shortly before filming began.

The program begins at 1 pm in the Bullpen Theater and virtually. There will be a book signing in the Library Atrium following the program.

Virtual participants may join us live on the Hall of Fame's Facebook page.

2:30 pm Remembering the Chicago Black Sox
Join us for a 20 minute program on the 1919 Chicago White Sox (Black Sox). This presentation will cover the story of the team, their scandal, and the role of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. Come find out why this infamous team has edged its place in baseball history.

4:00 pm Field of Dreams Trivia
Come find out how much you know about Field of Dreams. This game will test your knowledge of the classic film and book that it is based on. Join us for a fun time and a chance to win a grand prize!

7:00 pm Field of Dreams Movie Screening
Join us in welcoming Dwier Brown to Cooperstown on Friday, July 29th with a screening of Field of Dreams at 7 p.m. in the Grandstand Theater.

The classic film tells the story of Ray Kinsella, a baseball fanatic who runs a farm in Iowa. At the request of a mysterious voice in his cornfield, Ray clears a large portion of the fertile soil that provides for his family to build his own baseball field. Ray is ridiculed by family and friends for his decision - that is until the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson and the 1919 Chicago Black Sox come to play at his field. What does fate have in store for Ray and his magical baseball field? Come join us in the Grandstand Theater to find out.

We will conduct a short Q&A session with Dwier following the screening of the film.

This event is free of charge, but tickets will be necessary. Please reserve your tickets here.