Minnesota History: Building A Legacy

1968 History Theatre Performances

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Project Overview

Partner: History Theatre

1968: The Year that Rocked the World, produced by History Theatre, was performed in front of packed houses at the Minnesota History Center from Jan. 21 to Feb. 19, 2012. The show featured some of the most explosive events and personalities of 1968: Hubert H. Humphrey and Lyndon B. Johnson, the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert Kennedy, the Mexico Olympics, the election of Richard Nixon and the Apollo 8 mission broadcast on Christmas Eve. Most performances were either sold out or very close to sold out. 1968: The Year That Rocked the World gave new audiences the opportunity to learn about Minnesota's role during this tumultuous year.

Project Details

The Minnesota Historical Society and History Theatre present the world premiere of 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, a play featuring some of the most explosive events and personalities of 1968.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, History Partnerships.

Appropriation Language
History Partnerships. $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year are for partnerships involving multiple organizations, which may include the Minnesota Historical Society, to preserve and enhance access to Minnesota's history and cultural heritage in all regions of the state.

Funding Amount: $10,000

Project Manager

Dan Spock
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Subject: History

Administering Agency

Minnesota Historical Society

Quick Facts

Project Type: MHS Partnerships

Funding Amount: $10,000

Source: Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund

Status: Completed

Appropriation Years: 2012

Activity Type: Education/Outreach/Engagement

Counties Impacted: Statewide

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