The Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presents Saul Wisnia, John Linehan, and Paul Tormey, with Peter Meade, discussing "Beantown Centennials" from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the C. Walsh Theatre, 55 Temple St., Boston.

Saul Wisnia, author of the full-color and thoroughly researched "Fenway Park: The Centennial," shares original commentary by three generations of Boston Red Sox players and fans, plus little-known stories about our favorite stadium.

John Linehan, President & CEO of Zoo New England, reveals how radically Boston's zoos — and zoology itself — have changed in a century, while describing our furry friends who live there now.

Paul Tormey, Vice President and General Manager of The Fairmont Copley Plaza, showcases the history and trivia behind Boston's jewel of hospitality in the Back Bay.

Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, moderates the program celebrating Boston's three exciting centennials in 2012

The Ford Hall Forum is the nation’s oldest free public lecture series. It promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and effective citizenry through events that illuminate the key issues facing our society.

The forum presents knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers, including some of the most controversial opinion leaders of our times, in settings that facilitate frank and open debate.