1963: A Blast from the Past!
|President & Mrs. Kennedy in Dallas, 22 November 1963.|
Cecil Stoughton, White House Photographs.
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston.
Where were you in 1963? Beginning on November 22nd,
you can relive that eventful year by visiting a new exhibit at the Everhart Museum. Vintage photographs, documents, and ephemera will take you back 50 years to a time of both exhilaration of despair. America was a world of innovation in 1963 and everything seemed possible. But despite the glow of Camelot, there was uncertainty on the horizon.
1963: A Blast from the Past! was developed by students enrolled in Public History 281, a class designed to introduce undergraduates to the world of museum and archival work. It is one of several courses offered as part of the Public History minor within Marywood University's Social Sciences Department.
Students worked with museum staff to explore this remarkable year. Researching topics and events that shaped our world 50 years ago, they focused on the following: Civil Rights Movement, Cold War Culture, JFK and his legacy, Space Race, the Shadow of Vietnam and daily life in general. The student curators of 1963: A Blast from the Past! are: Arianna Boettger, Eileen Comninos, Dana Daly, Katie Dane, Yeslene Dijol, Anna Hickman, Shari Landy, Brian Nargi, Gia Reveillo, Julianne Reymer, & Adam Villella.
1963: A Blast from the Past!
will be on display through December 30, 2013. For more information contact the Museum at 570-346-7186 or email us!
November 21st Preview Event
Hey Cats and Chicks! Hop in your rag top or your daddy's car, throw on some glad rags, and celebrate the year 1963 at the Everhart Museum on Thursday, November 21st beginning at 6:30 pm.
We are jazzed to announce that cocktail experts Rosemary and David Falchek will be serving up concoctions and provide a brief presentation on the spirits of 1963, including JFK's beloved Daiquiri and a Vodka Martini (shaken, not stirred) in honor of James Bond! Accompanying the evening's vintage cocktails will be hors d'oeuvres with a sixties flair created by Chef Gene Philbin of Peculiar Culinary Co.
Everyone is welcome and you are encouraged to dress in early 1960's garb! Tickets are limited, so book it to the phone (570-346-7186 ext. 521
) and clue in your friends. It'll be a real blast! The cost is $35 for museum members & $45 for non-members
. For your convenience, tickets may be purchased online.
Please leave the ankle biters at home, as all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
About Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
Founded in 1908 and located in Scranton's historic Nay Aug Park, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art is the largest general museum in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For over 100 years, the Museum has delighted the region with an ever changing selection of exhibits and programs. General support for the Museum is received from the Lackawanna County Office of Arts & Culture, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the City of Scranton.
Beginning on February 1, 2013, the Everhart Museum is open Thursday through Monday through December 31st. Museum hours are Mon., Thurs., & Fri., Noon to 4:00 pm; Sat. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sun. Noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is $7/adults, $5/students & seniors; $3/children 6-12, and free to Everhart Museum members. Contact 570-346-7186 or email us for additional information.
| |Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art
(P) 570-346-7186(F) 570-346-0652
mailing address:1901 Mulberry Street
Scranton, PA 18510