1968: The Year That Rocked America Opening
Senator John Heinz History Center
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Turn on, tune in and drop by the History Center to be among the first to see the new exhibition, "1968: The Year That Rocked America" on opening day.
This exhibition chronicles the pivotal year in U.S. history that saw the peak of the Vietnam War, assertions of Black Power and the assassinations of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and politician Robert F. Kennedy. It features state-of-the-art multimedia displays, evocative objects and more than 100 artifacts that explore how the events of that year fueled a sense of identity for the people who lived through it.
There will be special appearances by Mr. McFeely from public television's "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and other familiar faces from this watershed year in American history. Interact with Vietnam veterans and listen to a stirring Jimi Hendrix-style rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by award-winning local guitarist Mike Palone. Relive the triumphs and turmoil of the 1960s as DJ Dave Zak spins the music that defined a generation.
This pivotal year ended with images of Earth beamed back from space for the first time. For more information, call (412) 454-6000.
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