COMMUNITY SPEAKERS SERIES

L arz and Isabel Anderson made various provisions to ensure that their beautiful estate in Brookline would be a resource and benefit to the surrounding community. In addition to hosting dignitaries, the Andersons used their home as a cultural center, hosting plays for children of the town, dog shows, birthday parties, charity functions, and ice skating on the pond in the winter, as well as playing host to informal lawn gatherings of likeminded early automobile enthusiasts, at the dawn of the motor age. Decades after their passing, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum continues the Anderson’s enduring legacy by opening our doors to the public for our Community History Speakers Series. Designed to create a community-wide conversation about history in our area, the topics range from architecture, textiles, American history in Brookline, and of course, the Andersons themselves.

 
DEC1

BOOST! ROGER BAILEY’S EXTRAORDINARY MOTOR RACING CAREER

With Automotive Journalist Gordon Kirby
Thursday, December 1, 2022
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm
 

Perhaps nobody in the history of automobile racing enjoyed a career of wider reach and diversity than now 81-year-old Roger Bailey. Over the course of 52 years, Bailey completed as a mechanic, engine builder, crew chief, body technical inspector and co-founder of the Indy Lights series. Bailey’s 52-year career culminated in 1986 when he co-founded the American Racing Series. Listen to auto racing journalist Gordon Kirby discuss his newest book published by Racemaker Press, “Boost! Roger Bailey’s Extraordinary Motor Racing Career”.

Gordon Kirby is a Canadian auto racing journalist. He is the United States editor for Autocourse and Motor Sport. He has also co-founded the magazine OnTrack, Indy Car Racing and Racer.

The registration fee is a donation to the Museum of $10.
The fee is 100% tax deductible.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

 
DEC56

THE ROSE KENNEDY GREENWAY PAST AND FUTURE

With Executive Director of The Greenway, Chris Cook
Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm
 

The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway has sole responsibility for managing all aspects of the greenspace that runs through Boston, including horticulture, programming, public art, maintenance, and capital improvements. Learn about the beginnings, present initiatives, and the future of this beautiful Boston resource.

Chris Cook, Executive Director of The Greenway has spent his career working to strategically position open spaces to foster community, adapt to climate change and promote public health and wellness through design excellence and management.

The registration fee is a donation to the Museum of $10.
The fee is 100% tax deductible.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

 
JAN

INNOVATIONS AND INVENTIONS BORN IN BROOKLINE

With Ken Liss, President of Brookline Historical Society
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm
 

Did you know the first non-experimental electric car in the United States was built on Station Street in Brookline and that King Gillette came up with the idea for the safety razor while shaving in his home in Brookline one morning. Join us for a fascinating talk on inventions and innovations born in Brookline with President of the Brookline Historical Society, Ken Liss.

Ken Liss has been president of the Brookline Historical Society since 2009 and a longtime academic librarian at Boston University. Ken researches and writes about many aspects of Brookline history and conducts walking tours of Brookline in the Spring and Autumn.

The registration fee is a donation to the Museum of $10.
The fee is 100% tax deductible.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

 
jan19

REAL-WORLD OPTIONS FOR LOW-IMPACT CARS

With Ken Liss, President of Brookline Historical Society
With MIT Professor John Heywood
Thursday, January 19th, 2023
In Person Doors open at 6:30pm
Presentation starts at 7pm
 

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Cars, SUVs, and pick-up trucks are responsible for some 60 percent of these emissions, and solutions to this problem are neither obvious nor straightforward. We have committed to transitioning to electric vehicles as our solution to this challenge: many refer to such vehicles as having “zero-emissions”. In this presentation, a wider set of real-world propulsion options will be explored, as well as how we vehicle purchasers and users can be motivated to do more to reduce the impact our vehicles have on our environment.

John Heywood has been a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Sloan Automotive Lab at MIT for many years. There, he carried out award-wining research on engines and fuels, propulsion alternatives, and vehicle use and impacts.

The registration fee is a donation to the Museum of $10.
The fee is 100% tax deductible.

Every dollar received for these presentations helps to defray the cost of providing outstanding community programming. Please support the Larz Anderson Auto Museum as we continue to fulfill our mission to serve and educate.

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is a non-profit educational and cultural institution dedicated to exploring the history of the automobile and its influence on our lives.