Upcoming Events

Annual Dinner Meeting at Granite Grill 
Monday May 21st 

Please join us as we welcome acclaimed author, Thomas J. Whalen,

who used the colorful and tumultuous 1960s as a backdrop for his

book Spirit of ’67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series ThatCaptivated America. Spirit of ’67 shows how the Red Sox and

Cardinals waged an epic battle for baseball supremacy that

captured the imagination of weary Americans looking for escape

from the urban riots, racial turmoil, and antiwar protests that were

roiling 1960s society. “How many people ever do anything that

makes so many people happy?” Sox pitcher Gary Bell asked years

later, in reference to their classic autumn clash. The book examines

the unique bond that each team had with its own fanbase, going

back to each franchise’s chaotic beginning at the turn of the

twentieth century. Relating issues of ethnicity, politics, class, and

economics, Whalen sets out to reveal the exactly what was at stake in the 1967 fall classic, and how echoes from that unforgettable season still ring through both cities, and American culture, to this day. 
Limited seating at the Granite Grill on Monday, May 21, 2018. Get your tickets at the Braintree Historical Society on Tuesdays or Wednesdays between 10AM-12PM, call 781-848-1640 to make a reservation or email us at braintreehistoricalevents@gmail.com. 
Tickets are $30 each and include dinner. Cash bar is available. Books will be on hand for purchase and autographing.