1968 History Theatre Performances

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society
Status
Completed
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Education/Outreach/Engagement
Counties Affected
Statewide
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.

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
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 including 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. 1968: The Year That Rocked the World will be presented in the 3M Auditorium at the Minnesota History Center Jan. 21-Feb. 19, 2012. The 1968 Exhibit is on view at the History Center Oct. 14, 2011-Feb. 20, 2012.
Project Manager
Salutation
Mr.
First Name
Dan
Last Name
Spock
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard W.
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-259-3050