The Sixties at Fifty Upcoming Presentations

Evening Presentations

February 7 at 7:00 pm “The Sixties: America in Turmoil” - presented by Beverly Lane

Local historian Beverly Lane will talk about the tumultuous decade of the sixties, with special attention to the year 1968. That year included the Vietnam Tet offensive, President Johnson's announcement that he would not run again, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy and a memorable Democratic Convention in Chicago. Events, cultural changes and legislation from the sixties still reverberate throughout the country today.

Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave, Danville. Admission is free.

 

Jeffrson Airplane 1966 poster Courtesy GAB archive Redferns via Getty Images
Jeffrson Airplane 1966 poster Courtesy GAB archive Redferns via Getty Images

 

March 14  at  7:00 pm  Call Me Ms”  - Diablo Valley College professor Melissa Jacobsen will talk about the women’s movement in the sixties.

Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave, Danville. Admission is free.

 

Saturday Programs at the Museum

Feb. 23  at 10:30 am  SIXTIES -STORIES  Schools in Crisis

As the valley’s population exploded and a new unified School Board tried innovations, School Board meetings became the best show in town, often held at the high school gym to accommodate the crowds.

March 23  at 10:30 am  SIXTIES STORIES   I-680 Changed Everything

The old highway was bumper to bumper and a new freeway was planned. Where to put it?  How to save heritage oaks from the off ramp construction?  Residents from the sixties are invited to tell their stories of before and after the freeway arrived.

60's Movies Showing in Danville

The Silver Screen and Screening Room Movie Series will highlight classic, award-winning movies from that time period. All movies will be held at 1:45 pm

January 11: "The Days of Wine and Roses" - Senior Center at Veterans Memorial Building

February 15: "The Graduate" - Senior Center at Veterans Memorial Building

March 8: "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" - Village Theatre

March 29: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" - Senior Center at Veterans Memorial Building