Events

2018 CALENDAR OF EXHIBITIONS & PROGRAMS

(Check back regularly for updates and additional events)

September 3-November 15: Bad Moon Rising: Baseball and the Summer of  ‘68 (Exhibition): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary present an exhibition chronicling the extraordinary baseball season of 1968, played out against the backdrop of one of the most divisive and turbulent years in American history, marked by national tragedy and sweeping change. The exhibition is based on Tim Wendel’s book, Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever, the research materials for which are in the collection of the Institute for Baseball Studies. The exhibition utilizes photographs, artifacts, and documents to illustrate key elements of Wendel’s research. Wardman Library, Whittier College, 7031 Founders Hill Road, Whittier, California. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647. For directions and parking, phone (562) 907-4247.

Lou Brock tagged out at home plate by Bill Freehan, 1968 World Series.

September 4-October 30: Roadside Baseball: The West (Exhibition): The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies present an exhibition celebrating the relationship between baseball, history, and the open road. The displays spotlight baseball landmarks in California, Washington, Utah, and Arizona that were recently documented by author and historian Chris Epting or featured in his book, Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America’s Baseball Landmarks. Included are photographs and artifacts of baseball sites ranging from famous stadiums to near-forgotten fields, as well as plaques, markers, and monuments that honor the game’s history and those who played it. Arcadia Public Library, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, California. Library hours are Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; closed Sunday. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647. For directions, phone (626) 821-5567.

Chris Epting at the field in Dunsmuir, California where Babe Ruth played an exhibition game in 1924.

Thursday, September 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Roadside Baseball (Slide Presentation and Book Signing): In conjunction with the exhibition Roadside Baseball: The West, we’ll hit the open road with author and historian Chris Epting as he presents a slide show based on the research for his book, Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America’s Baseball Landmarks. A book signing will follow the presentation. Arcadia Public Library, Cay Mortenson Auditorium, 20 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647. For directions, phone (626) 821-5567.  

Saturday, October 20, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: 13th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar: The Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies will feature displays and interactive activities at this annual event showcasing over 80 Southern California-based historical organizations and archives. Free admission. Doheny Memorial Library, USC University Park Campus. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647.

Los Angeles Archives Bazaar.

Thursday, November 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues (Panel Discussion and Book Signing): The Baseball Reliquary hosts a panel discussion related to the book L.A. Baseball: From the Pacific Coast League to the Major Leagues, featuring essays by a variety of Angelenos and photographs from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. The discussion will feature David Davis, the book’s editor, as well as several contributors, including Tomas Benitez, Lynell George, and others. A book signing will follow the discussion. Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California. For further information, phone (626) 791-7647. For directions, phone (626) 744-4066.

ONGOING EVENTS:

The Baseball Reliquary presents a display of Negro Leagues memorabilia, and Jackie Robinson artworks and artifacts, including Michael Guccione’s “Jackie Robinson Icon” and William Robert Steele’s replica of Ebbets Field.  Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.  For further information, phone (626) 744-7300.

Display of Negro Leagues memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Center, Pasadena, California.

Display of Negro Leagues memorabilia at Jackie Robinson Center, Pasadena, California.

 

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