The school year may be winding down, but the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Education Department is keeping students and fans connected to Cooperstown with ongoing virtual programs that explore the Museum and baseball’s connection to American culture.
As part of the Museum’s digital outreach through Safe at Home, thousands of viewers have experienced Virtual Field Trips, Curator Spotlights and Voices of the Game programs via live online events.
Upcoming programs include (all times Eastern):
Virtual Voices of the Game: Ben Mankiewicz
Friday, May 29, 1 p.m.
Join us for Virtual Voices of the Game with Ben Mankiewicz of Turner Classic Movies. A lifelong baseball fan who grew up loyal to the Oakland A’s, Mankiewicz is the primary film host for Turner Classic Movies. He joined the network in 2003, becoming the second film host hired by the network after Robert Osborne. He is the grandson of famed Hollywood screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz. Ben will join us to talk about his love of baseball and the A’s, and will give us his thoughts on a number of baseball films as well as the identity of his favorite baseball movie. Mankiewicz will take questions at the conclusion of the program.
Virtual Trivia: So You Think You Know Baseball?
Tuesday, June 2, 1 p.m.
Test your knowledge of baseball history in this virtual interactive game show. Make your way through nine ‘innings’ of questions! We are looking for adult/child duos to be contestants via our Zoom program. If you think you have what it takes, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org telling us why you are a big baseball trivia fan. We are looking for an adult/child duo from the same household who can be present together on the same Zoom connection.
Virtual Field Trip: Pop Culture Through Baseball Cards
Wednesday, June 3, 1 p.m.
An encore presentation of our popular program. This program will offer insight into American popular culture through the study of the history of baseball cards and the application of baseball terminology to everyday conversation.
Safe at Home with Boog and Chipper
Wednesday, June 3, 7:30 p.m.
Join Hall of Famer Chipper Jones and ESPN’s Jon “Boog” Sciambi on Instagram Live as the two discuss the game’s latest news and share memories on and off the field. Jones and Sciambi will be paired for ESPN Major League Baseball telecasts this season.
Register to participate in these free virtual programs by visiting the Museum’s Events webpage at baseballhall.org/events.
These events are a part of the Museum’s regular virtual programming series, and past programs can be found at the Hall of Fame’s YouTube Channel.
Connect with the Museum through all the Hall of Fame’s online offerings via Safe at Home, which features educational and cultural resources that include:
The Museum’s Digital Collection at collection.baseballhall.org, which features historic photographs, scouting reports, audio oral histories and artifact images from the Museum’s vast collection
Free downloadable educational curriculum which cover 15 different topics ranging from mathematics to character development and are tailored to three different school levels from elementary to high school
Transcription opportunities for fans as part of our ongoing digitization of our Correspondence Collection
n Historic and current videos at the Hall of Fame’s YouTube Channel, featuring Hall of Famer biographies, in-depth interviews and highlights of past Hall of Fame Weekends