The Sixties! The Age of Aquarius in Chester County

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Event Date: 
November 10, 2015 - 9:30am to August 27, 2016 - 4:30pm
Closes / Opens Month: 
Opens November 10, 2015

November 10 is when the exhibit officially opens to the public as we look-back at the excitement and the tumult of the 60’s in Chester County.  In this exhibition, the framework of national events will shape the stories of local experiences starting with the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision and ending in 1975 with the end of the Viet Nam War.  

This installation will include fashion, civil rights, computers and business equipment, women’s rights, music, helicopters, the Viet Nam War, and historic preservation.  For some, life was a struggle to move beyond the status quo.  Opportunity was not always equal. For others, life was good and getting better.  

Multiple points of view will be shared by way of contemporary oral histories.  If you would like to add your story through oral history, please contact Ellen Endslow eendslow@chestercohistorical.org to schedule an appointment. 

We are interested in photographic images of people from the 60’s.  You don’t have to have lived in Chester County at the time to share.  Please contact Pam Powell at ppowell@chestercohistorical.org.

Look at future calendars for related programming that will take place throughout this installation.

Presenting Corporate Exhibition Sponsors

 We have secured funding from David and Nancy Knauer Unitrust, Mary and Stuart Brooks /The RC Taylor Group, Beverly Sheppard, A. Roy Smith, Kevin Holleran, Diane and Robert Roskamp, Vietnam Veterans of America #436, Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Don and Judy Rosato, and Lee Beyer.