For this special event, we are reading 1969: The Year Everything Changed by Rob Kirkpatrick.
Please join us for a book club discussion and tour of 1969: Reflection & Reimagination a special art exhibition at the Wake Forest Historical Museum featuring artwork from the Mark H. Reece Collection of Student-Acquired Contemporary Art on February 7th.
About the Exhibit
1969: Reflection & Reimagination — Celebrating 60 years of the Mark H. Reece Collection of Student-Acquired Contemporary Art on January 29th. 1969: Reflection & Reimagination at the Wake Forest Historical Museum features artwork from the 1969 student art-buying trip.
About the Book
Woodstock, the moon landing, Charles Manson, Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, and more. A must-read for baby boomers and the generations that came after!
Here is a rich, comprehensive narrative, chronicling an unparalleled year in American society in all its explosive ups and downs. 1969. The very mention of this year summons indelible memories. Here are just a few:
- Woodstock and Altamont.
- Charles Manson and the Zodiac Killer.
- The televised moon landing
- Ted Kennedy’s address after Chappaquiddick.
- The Amazin’ Mets and Broadway Joe’s Jets.
- The Stonewall Riots and the Days of Rage.
- The first punk and metal albums hit the airwaves.
- Swinger culture became chic.
- The Santa Barbara oil slick and Cuyahoga River fire
- The My Lai massacre inspired impassioned debate on the Vietnam War.
- Richard Nixon spoke of “The Silent Majority” while John and Yoko urged us to “Give Peace a Chance.”
In this rich and comprehensive narrative, Rob Kirkpatrick chronicles an unparalleled year in American society in all its explosive ups and downs.
"The year, and a book, that defined an era…The subtitle of his new book, 1969: The Year Everything Changed, may sound hyperbolic, but Kirkpatrick makes a good case that it was a year ‘of landmark achievements, cataclysmic episodes and generation-defining events.'" —USA Today
How to Get a Copy of the Book
Books can be purchased from our local book store Page 158 Books. Please let the store know that you are participating in the museum’s book club to receive a special discount. If you are in the local area, the bookstore can deliver orders of $20 or more to these zip codes: 27587 and 27571. They also offer curbside pickup 11 am-6 pm Monday thru Saturday, and Books can be shipped to your home.
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