Sixty from the ‘60s

Sixty from the '60s, an original exhibit on display from March 15 through January 4, 2015, features iconic photographs, historic objects and documents, books, clothing, posters, and artwork related to sixty Americans who made an impact on this seminal era and whose work continues to be relevant today. From arts and entertainment to social activism and civil rights, science and health to business and industry, it was these individuals who made a fundamental difference in American life. 

See original lyrics written by Bob Dylan, a Telstar satellite, a dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s communications headset, a boxing glove worn and signed by Muhammad Ali, and an original Peanuts comic strip – just to name a few of the many cultural icons that will be on display. As visitors explore the exhibit, they'll also hear a soundtrack of songs from the 60s chosen as the best of that decade by renowned musical artists and the public.

Teachers interested in educational materials related to this exhibit will find them here.

Click here for a list of the 60 influential individuals whose impressive contributions and personal property are on display.

Additional content for this exhibit is offered on our handheld multimedia guide.

Unlike our other temporary exhibits, "Sixty From The '60s" includes some touchable items designed to provide unique photo opportunities for our visitors:

  • A full-size Ronald McDonald
  • "Kid-size" Peanuts™ characters – Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy with Woodstock
  • A working jukebox filled with music from the '60s

We're sure that you and your family will enjoy these hands-on features of our exhibit. 

This exhibit is sponsored by University Federal Credit Union.


Then & Now

Did You Know…

One of LBJ's favorite songs was "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," recorded by B.J. Thomas in 1969. Visitors to the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas, hear the song on a CD provided by the Ranch as they drive through the property, like these guests who attended a barbeque in the style of those hosted by LBJ.

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