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'The 1968 Exhibit' Fall Programs Include Film Series, Community Conversations and Talks with Walter Mondale and Stewart Van Cleve


September 14, 2018

1968 was a pivotal year in American history with the peak death toll in the Vietnam War, social and political forces swirling through all levels of American society, and dramatic television images beamed into living rooms nationwide, including the first images of Earth in its entirety, shared on Christmas Eve from the window of the Apollo 8 space capsule.

The experiences of 1968 fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who were there. This debate continues today and is explored in “The 1968 Exhibit,” on view at the Minnesota History Center through Jan. 21, 2019.

This fall a slate of related programs include “First Thursdays @ the Capri,” held monthly, in which guests view a thought-provoking film and engage in community discussion around topics that resonate today and, a new two-part series “Examining Injustice”, held Oct. 15 at the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, and Nov. 17 at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, designed to engage cross-generational conversations about facing and overcoming injustice.

Plus, head to the History Center for discussions with two prominent presenters. On Oct. 23, Vice President Walter Mondale will speak about the 1968 roots of today’s social and political upheavals. On Nov. 13, Stewart Van Cleve will speak about the most radical days of Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ struggle in the civil rights era.

Visit the online calendar for more information about dates, times, locations and prices. Additional 1968 programs will be developed throughout the year.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history. Visit us at

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.


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