So 1968 opened on Thursday, October 13th, and it’s now running at the Minnesota Historical Society until February. In all my time at the Minnesota Historical Society, I never ever heard them talking about a boring or mundane exhibit: everything that they undertake there is new and interesting for one reason or another. The 1968 Exhibit is an exhibit about one year and one year only, the tumultuous and insane year that shaped a generation, and indeed, probably shaped American consciousness until today.
Even though I’m now living in Chicago, I was able to get back to the Exhibit Opening Party, and I had such an amazing time. It was so great to see the whole exhibit, ready to go, in all of it’s splendor. Best of all, I was able to point to things and say: “I did that!” or “I helped with that!” There were some 600 people at the party, completely filling the History Center, and all really engaged with this exhibit that I essentially ate, breathed, and slept for nine months. Everything had come together and it was just so exciting to see it together. I loved it.