The 1968 Exhibit: Related Programs

For immediate release

Release dated: 
October 2, 2017
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen, Minnesota Historical Society 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org
Lauren Peck, Minnesota Historical Society 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org

The 1968 Exhibit: Related Programs

Throughout the year, visitors can explore programs for families and adults in conjunction with “The 1968 Exhibit.” Programs will be held at the Minnesota History Center, other MNHS historic sites and museums, and at community venues across the Twin Cities.

  • “I am Not Your Negro,” Indie Lens Pop-Up Series, Minnesota History Center
    Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
    MNHS is partnering with TPT’s Indie Lens Pop-Up series. Watch full length documentaries and stay for discussion guided by experts on the important issues portrayed in each film. In January, view a documentary based on James Baldwin's unfinished book, “Remember This House,” which explores racism in the United States through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the author’s personal observations.
     
  • Exhibit Opening Event, Minnesota History Center
    Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, Noon-4 p.m.
    Spend Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend exploring the “The 1968 Exhibit” while learning about the legacy of the civil rights movement. (See news release for more info.)
     
  • Hope and Healing Cabaret, Mill City Museum
    Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, 6-8 p.m.
    Coretta Scott King wrote that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday “celebrates the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America.” Celebrate King’s life and legacy and meet other Minnesotans through musical performances, spoken word and dance.
     
  • History Forum lecture series, Minnesota History Center
    The 2017-2018 lecture series explores key moments of debate in American political, social and cultural history with a series of lectures by some of the nation’s foremost speakers.
    • Women’s Rights & Modern America, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
    • LBJ, Nixon & the Making of Today’s Supreme Court, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
    • Sweet Land of Liberty, Civil Rights in the North, Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m.
  • History Lounge: “The Scott Collection,” Minnesota History Center
    Tuesday, Feb. 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
    Hear about a new compilation of work by Minneapolis resident Walter Scott who wrote about African American life in the Twin Cities in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. 
     
  • WOW! Family Sunday: Won’t You be My Neighbor?, Minnesota History Center
    Sunday, Feb. 25, Noon-4 p.m.
    In February, the monthly WOW! Family Sunday celebrates the 1968 debut of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.” Enjoy songs, puppets, games and hands-on art projects.
     
  • Words that Matter, various Twin Cities locations
    Every other month, Feb-Dec, 7 p.m. (specific dates to be determined)
    A new series built on a book club model where participants examine historical material from 1968, including letters,
    articles and speeches, and join in a facilitated discussion.

Additional programs are in development, including a panel presentation in April exploring the impact of Dr. King’s death then and now, additional lectures, 1968-themed walking and motorcycle tours, performances, and film screenings offered in partnership with Twin Cities Public Television.