Braintree's Presidents' Weekend Celebration POSTPONED & 375th Anniversary Events
Celebrating 375 years of Revolutionary People, Places & Events, Braintree Historical Society hosts a series of events in 2015.
** Due to inclement weather, the President's Day Celebration and Spot of Tea with First Ladies have been postponed; dates and times to be determined.
President's Day Celebration, Saturday, February 14, 10am - 4pm. In celebrating John Hancock, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Braintree Mayor Joe Sullivan will dedicate Braintree Square with John Adams at 10am and South Braintree Square with John Quincy Adams at 11am with remarks by Braintree Historical Society's Rick Durham and Pat Leonard. Exhibit, living history, refreshments, and children's activities at Braintree Town Hall, One John F Kennedy Memorial Drive, from noon to 4pm. John Adams performance at 2pm.
Spot of Tea with First Ladies of Braintree, Sunday, February 15, 2pm - 4:30 pm. Abigail Adams tribute by John Adams, current First Ladies of Braintree honoree ceremony. Proper tea service, tea sandwiches, sweets and classical music. Tickets are $26.50 per person or $200 for a table of eight. Tickets available at the Enchanted Gift Basket, 862 Washington Street, in South Braintree Square or reservations accepted via email.
Other anniversary events include:
Braintree's Restaurant Week, Sunday, March 8 to Friday, March 13.Participating restaurants create 375th theme price offerings for spirits, appetizers, and full course dining menus. A portion of all sales go to Braintree Historic Society.
Hop into History, Saturday, April 4, 10am - 3pm. Braintree Historical Society Campus event features egg roll race, colonial games, springtime planting, and celebrating Braintree's farmers and horticulturists.
Braintree's 375th Birthday Bash, Wednesday, May 13, 4pm - 8pm. Celebrate Incorporation Day through exhibits, presentations and performances showcasing "375 years of Braintree's Revolutionary People, Places & Events". Cake depicting Braintree's historical district. Local and state dignitaries, news media and local celebrities in attendance.
Father of West Point Tribute, Sunday, June 21 (Father's Day). Celebrate Braintree's own Sylvanus Thayer with tours of his Birthplace, West Point alumni participation, military salute and Braintree cannon dedication at Braintree Town Hall.
Canon Ball, Friday, June 26, 7pm. Formal summer ball at Braintree Town Hall complete with four course buffet, spirits, music, dancing, prizes, period decorations, celebrating the canon and its "new wheels" which grace the grounds of the Thayer House.
Old Fashioned Baseball Game, Sunday, June 28. Exhibit tribute to the former Braintree White Sox held on French's Common, Braintree Town Hall. Enjoy historic uniforms, period game rules, food vendors, past and present Braintree athletes, and local professional sports figures. Presentation awards for outstanding sportsmanship in Braintree sports.
Celebrating Scenic Outdoor Spaces, July date to be determined. Celebrating the history of Braintree's scenic outdoor spaces including Sunset Lake, Smith Beach, Pond Meadow Park and more through exhibits and special events.
Town Wide Scavenger Hunt, August date to be determined.
375 Years of Business & Innovation, September date to be determined. From farming to industry, an exhibit of business and innovation past and present, entrepreneurs and inventors that kept Braintree relevant. Present day "Revolutionary" Braintree businesses recognized at awards ceremony.
Historic Braintree Ceremony Tour, Sunday, October 11, 4pm - 6pm.
The 375th Anniversary Celebration is a community collaboration by Braintree Historical Society in partnership with Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the Braintree Town Council. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Braintree Historical Society for more information.