It has been 45 years since the 1960s drew to a close, yet the sights and sounds of that turbulent decade still have the power to startle, provoke, inspire, and move us. “The Sixties,” an exciting new exhibit at the Museum, features many of these memorable sights and sounds. It takes visitors from the hopefulness of Kennedy’s “New Frontier,” the joyful frenzy of the first Beatles hits and the youthful new fashion trends, to the political protests and assassinations of the later years. The exhibit includes the early Kennedy years, local civil rights activities, the Vietnam War, youth and music, and of course, new fashions. Come and see original posters, a Vietnam-era uniform, civil rights photographs, and mini-dresses from the decade. Bring your smartphone to listen to soundbites from The Sixties and to take a selfie with a painting of The Beatles.
If you’re ready to get your groove on, please come see this far-out new exhibit that highlights how life in Chicago and the North Shore reflected these changing times. Become a part of the exhibit by bringing a copy of a photo of you or your family from the Sixties to post on our bulletin board!