April 14: Bus Trip to Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

On Monday, April 14th, the Museums on the Green will be taking a bus trip and tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.  We will first stop for lunch and then the guided tour will commence at 1:45.  Tickets are $ 55 and include admission to the Museum as well as transportation costs.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!

If you would like to add your name to our waiting list, please email [email protected] with your information.

 

Tuesday, May 6, Lecture: Ben Bradlee, Jr., “The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams”

  • Tuesday, May 6: Lecture, 7 pm: Author Ben Bradlee Jr. discusses his book “The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams”

NOTE: THIS LECTURE WILL BE HELD AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 68 MAIN STREET, FALMOUTH

Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him–and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.’s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America–and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. Yet while he was a God in the batter’s box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life. While baseball might have been straightforward for Ted Williams, life was not.

Wed., August 6, 7 pm: World War II History–An Evening with Alex Kershaw

  • Wednesday, August 6: Lecture, 7 pm: “World War II History: An Evening with Alex Kershaw”

Alex Kershaw is the author of the widely acclaimed best sellers The Bedford BoysThe Longest Winter, The Few, Escape from the Deep, and The Envoy, as well as biographies of both Jack London and Robert Capa. His latest book is The Liberator.