The 1968 Exhibit with Curator Brian Horrigan
Join Brian Horrigan, UChicago AB ’72, as he recounts how The 1968 Exhibit was assembled and evolved while traveling from coast to coast. Organized by the UChicago and Harvard clubs.
The immersive exhibit transports visitors back to 1968. Organized chronologically, the experience begins in January with a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter that has “landed” in an American living room and concludes in December with a replica Apollo 8 Command Module. The sights and sounds of this media-saturated age fill the exhibit. Interactive lounges feature iconic artifacts including a suede vest worn by Jimi Hendrix, a Beatles “Yellow Submarine” lunch box, and a sweater and shoes worn by Fred Rogers. The exhibit was created in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California.
Parking is available at the History Center parking lot for $6.00.
Cost includes reception and talk in the Honeywell Room. Admission to the museum, including The 1986 Exhibit and other MNHC exhibits, is free on Tuesday nights.
5:30 Talk by Brian Horrigan
6:30 View exhibits on your own
8:00 Museum closes
About the Speaker
Brian Horrigan, AB'72 recently retired from the Minnesota History Center where he curated special exhibits such as WW1 America, We Are Hmong Minnesota, and Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. Brian is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in support of a book he is writing about Charles Lindbergh and American culture. He was also a recent fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. Following his graduation from the University of Chicago in 1972, he pursued graduate study in history of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to moving to Minnesota, he was an exhibit developer and writer in Washington DC with the U.S. Information Agency and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to involvement in a number of local historical and cultural heritage initiatives, Brian Horrigan has taught history courses at Carleton College and at Hamline University.