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The 1968 Era Traveling Exhibit
March 11 - September 6
Coming of age in a decade swirling in political turmoil and revolutionary social changes, some Minnesota teens actively carved out their identities while others were far less intentional. Pivotal events were emotionally “far away” for one and ground shaking close for another. Normal life, everything from dates and 4H to American Bandstand, shared the calendar with an undefined future. Certainly, the Monkees sought and gained a young audience. A severe, Cold War climate had teenagers in mind, too.
Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation looks at how Minnesota teens navigated this historic decade, “the age of youth, “ when people fought for equal rights, assassinations betrayed something “very wrong in this country,” family television shows proliferated, war divided, music “was huge,” and fashion showed its colors. Excerpt taken from the exhibit, Coming of Age
What do you remember from 1968? Come reminisce or learn more about the time and the events of 1968 starting March 11.
EXTENDED through Sept. 6, 2019