War in Vietnam. Women’s liberation. The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Black Panthers, Apollo 8, and the explosive Democratic National Convention held in Chicago. In 1968, we saw it all.
Explore this iconic year through our special Fall programs!
Wednesday, November 5, panel discussion at 6:30 p.m., reception follows
Journalist Laura Washington moderates a panel discussion that explores this pivotal decade in American music, culture, and politics. Join us as speakers discuss the impact and legacy of the era, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Our esteemed panelists include acclaimed broadcaster Bill Kurtis, host of WXRT’s Breakfast with the Beatles Terri Hemmert, and political activist and founder of MK Communications Marilyn Katz.
Cost: $25, $15 members. Early bird special $20 until October 9
Inspired by The 1968 Exhibit, drop by the Museum to discover what makes Chicago unique. Explore the city and its stories through family art projects with flower power flair. From peace sign necklaces to pop art headbands, celebrate the 1960s with your family!
November 8, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Connect artifacts to their original locations in the city, follow clues, and share stories about places in Chicago.
Cost: Included with Museum admission. Kids 12 and under always receive free Museum admission!
Second Saturdays at the Chicago History Museum is supported by a gift from the Siragusa Foundation.