Exhibit Review: “The Sixties: The Age of Aquarius” at West Chester Historical Society, West Chester, PA

WP_20160702_019[1]Currently running at my local historical society is an exhibit called The Sixties: The Age of Aquarius in Chester County. This exhibit opened in November 2015 and will run through August 27, 2016.

Don’t be fooled by the name of this exhibit, it stretches well beyond just Chester County and is a feast for the eyes and mind of any 60’s enthusiast! This small, but powerful exhibit is filled with pictures, fashions and all types of memorabilia from the decade that was a turning point for so many of us and continues to influence generation after generation.

From their website:

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.

 

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If you can’t make it out to Chester County, PA, local gal-pal Mod Betty (aka Beth Lennon (no relation to John)), of Retro Roadmap fame, was interviewed by WHYY-TV (PBS) in Philadelphia while touring the exhibit! Check it out: The Age of Aquarius in Chester County

If your inner hippie feels inclined to visit Chester County, PA or suburban Philadelphia this summer, this is a must see exhibit in the heart of West Chester.  And for that reason…

I rate this exhibit, 4 out of 4 Beetles!

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