The Museums on the Green is continuing its talks with authors and historians as part of its ongoing Virtual Museum Series.
Next up in the series are three consecutive talks beginning Tuesday, February 23. Steve Olson will discuss his new book, “The Apocalypse Factory: Plutonium and the Making of the Atomic Age.” The book follows the decades of secrecy and the unimaginable destruction wrought by the creation of the atomic bomb, which all began with plutonium.
On Wednesday at 7 PM Steven Johnson will talk about “Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt.” The book recounts the story of Henry Every, the 17th-century’s most notorious pirate, and focuses on one key event—the attack on an Indian treasure ship by Henry Every and his crew, and its surprising repercussions across time and space.
On Thursday, February 25, at 7 PM, author Stephen Puleo will wrap up the month with a talk about America’s first full-blown humanitarian relief effort. His new book, “Voyage of Mercy,” takes readers back to the late 1840s, when the USS Jamestown set sail to bring food, clothing and supplies to Irish families struggling through the great potato famine.
The programs are sponsored in part by Cape Cod 5, First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union and Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation.
Admission to each talk is $10. The cost for museum members is $5. Registration details are available at www.museumsonthegreen.org. Registrants will receive a link to access the talks online through Zoom.
Those interested can purchase companion books from the museums’ co-host, Eight Cousins Bookstore in Falmouth. Order at www.eightcousins.com or call 508-548-5548.