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Martin Luther King, Jr. at a rally; image courtesy of History Colorado Center

History Colorado’s Latest Exhibit Takes You Back to 1968

Explore many of the turbulent events that occurred during this historic year at History Colorado's interactive exhibit. 


“1968 was one of the most important, turbulent years in American history,” says History Colorado Center (HCC) assistant state historian B. Erin Cole, “and we’re still dealing with the effects today.” Whether you’re just a fan of the decade’s colorful fashion or you’re a history buff intrigued by the circustmances surrounding the Vietnam War or Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, there’s no denying that 1968 was chock-full of significant moments. Explore many of them in The 1968 Exhibit, on view at the HCC through May 10. Designed as a visually stimulating, interactive, month-by-month exploration of that historic year, the traveling exhibit offers something for all ages. Instead of giving away all its surprises, here’s a preview of some of the most fascinating sections:

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