The 1968 Exhibit

The 1968 Exhibit

June 14 – September 2, 2013

The Vietnam War. Civil rights and women’s lib. MLK and RFK. Janis and Jimi. Laugh-In and love-ins. Bringing one of America’s most colorful, chaotic, culture-shifting years vividly to life, The 1968 Exhibit illuminates the power of “We the People” to exercise and expand our freedoms. Visitors will travel through 12 exhibition areas corresponding to the months of the year—as well as three lounge spaces (bean bag chairs included) inviting playful interaction with 1968’s most enduring and influential music, movies, fashions, and more. Whether you remember the year personally or discovered Hendrix online, The 1968 Exhibit will rock you.

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This exhibition is organized by the Minnesota History Center in association with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California, and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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A reconstructed Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter used in the conflict in Vietnam.

A reconstructed Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” helicopter used in the conflict in Vietnam.

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The Music Lounge, one of four lounge areas interspersed throughout The 1968 Exhibit

The Music Lounge, one of four lounge areas interspersed throughout The 1968 Exhibit

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A full-size replica of the Apollo 8 command module

A full-size replica of the Apollo 8 command module

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The TV and Movie Lounge, one of four lounge areas interspersed throughout The 1968 Exhibit.

The TV and Movie Lounge, one of four lounge areas interspersed throughout The 1968 Exhibit.

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The 1968 Exhibit entrance.

The 1968 Exhibit entrance.

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The 1968 Exhibit entrance.

The 1968 Exhibit entrance.

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The 1968 Exhibit Logo

The 1968 Exhibit Logo

A recreated ’60s living room.

A recreated ’60s living room.

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Sweater and sneakers worn by Fred Rogers in the television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Sweater and sneakers worn by Fred Rogers in the television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Clothing from 1968 adorned by campaign buttons from the ’68 presidential election— one of the most significant elections in history.

Clothing from 1968 adorned by campaign buttons from the ’68 presidential election— one of the most significant elections in history.

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A case displays consumer items from the year 1968, including these mod-style sunglasses and hat.

A case displays consumer items from the year 1968, including these mod-style sunglasses and hat.

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A pair of patched woman’s blue jeans and a checkered Munsingwear bathrobe represent fashion in 1968.

A pair of patched woman’s blue jeans and a checkered Munsingwear bathrobe represent fashion in 1968.

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