Throughout the year, the History Center will host programs and events for school groups and the public in conjunction with "The 1968 Exhibit."
A rich menu of school programs has been developed to extend the dialogue about 1968 to young learners. Interactive videoconferencing classes will reach students nationwide, and a classroom speakers' bureau and an online curriculum in the form of a graphic novel will be used to engage students with primary source materials and oral histories.
Public Programs For Families
Public Programs For Adults
World Premiere Play
In January, the History Theatre in St. Paul will introduce an original play "1968: The Year That Rocked the World," performed in the History Center's 3M Auditorium. The play is produced in collaboration with the History Center with additional artistic support from the Playwrights‚Äô Center and McNally Smith School of Music. Run dates are Jan. 21 to Feb. 19, 2012. For more information visit www.historytheatre.com.
"The 1968 Project: A Nation Coming of Age," by Brad Zellar integrates personal experiences from the people who were there within the national context of the year. This companion book is organized month by month, through photography, eyewitness accounts, artifacts and illuminating commentary by one of the Twin Cities' top social and cultural writers, Brad Zellar. Available October, 2011.
The Minnesota History Centerholds the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. The History Center is home to an innovative museum, engaging public programs, a research library, distinctive gift shops and an award-winning restaurant.
The Minnesota Historical Societyis a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past as a way to shed light on the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.