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 Foyer, 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.

September 11-October 30: Roadside Baseball California (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 just a few of the baseball landmarks in the State of California that were recently documented by author and historian Chris Epting or are featured in his book, Roadside Baseball: The Locations of America’s Baseball Landmarks. Included are photographs and artifacts of baseball sites ranging from famous baseball stadiums to near-forgotten fields, as well as plaques, markers, and monuments that honor the game’s history and those who played it or contributed to 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.

Thursday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.: Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever (Discussion and Book Signing): The Institute for Baseball Studies and the Baseball Reliquary host a discussion and book signing with Tim Wendel, author of Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever. For his presentation, Wendel takes us on a wild ride through an extraordinary season that saw such legends as Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Don Drysdale, and Luis Tiant set new standards for excellence on the mound, each chasing perfection against the backdrop of one of the most divisive and turbulent years in American history. Villalobos Hall, Whittier College, 13507 Earlham Drive, Whittier, California. Parking is free on campus after 5:00 p.m. We recommend parking in the lot on the corner of Painter Avenue and Earlham Drive. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served. Further information: (562) 907-4803 or (626) 791-7647.

Saturday, October 27, 2:00 p.m.: Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever (Discussion and Book Signing): The Baseball Reliquary and the Allendale Branch Library host a discussion and book signing with Tim Wendel, author of Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball — and America — Forever. For his presentation, Wendel takes us on a wild ride through an extraordinary season that saw such legends as Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, Don Drysdale, and Luis Tiant set new standards for excellence on the mound, each chasing perfection against the backdrop of one of the most divisive and turbulent years in American history. Allendale Branch Library, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., Pasadena, California. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served. Further information: (626) 791-7647 or (626) 744-7260.

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 writers and cultural historians, and images from the Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection. The discussion will feature editor David Davis and graphic designer Amy Inouye, as well as several contributors including Tomas Benitez, Glen Creason, Lynell George, and others. A book signing will follow the discussion. Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium, 285 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena, California. Free admission. Light refreshments will be served. 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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