• JUNE 10, 2020 - MARCH 6, 2021
  • Edmond Historical Society & Museum, Edmond
  • Every 1 week(s) between
    June 10, 2020 and March 6, 2021
  • Category: Art & Museum Exhibits

Event Details

  • Every 1 week(s) between
    June 10, 2020 and March 6, 2021
  • Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fridays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Free

Venue

Event Description

The Edmond Historical Society and Museum presents Back to the 1950s, which runs from now until March 6th. It was the era of the be-bop, the sock-hop and bibbity-bobbity-boo! The 1950s were a time of great prosperity in America. New technological advancements were sweeping the country as men were returning from the war to their wives to start families. With the economic boom that followed the war, money was being spent on cars, homes, and everything in-between. Families moved to the suburbs and began living the American dream. Under the perfect façade, unrest was beginning, the Civil Rights movement was gaining traction, the Cold war was on everyone’s minds, and the polio epidemic was reaching its peak. The 1950s were a groundbreaking time for many reasons, and Edmond residents experienced all the energy, wealth and unrest in ways that were uniquely Edmond. If you lived through the 1950s, you know it was a vibrant and exciting time. If you didn’t, come see what you missed. Exhibit Details: Back to the 1950s is a year-long exhibit that will change seasonally, with all artifacts being switched out for summer, fall, and winter. Each season will address new themes: Summer: movies, TV, weddings, and driving. Fall: school, sports, politics, and boy/girl scouts. Winter: Christmas, cooking, Edmond societies, and school activities. Artifacts include: - Satin wedding gown worn by a bride married in Edmond in 1950 (Summer) - Boy scout and girl scout memorabilia (Fall) - A Christmas tree (Winter) - Movie posters used in Edmond movie theaters (Summer) - Coca-Cola machine (Summer) - Baby basket used at the Edmond hospital above the movie theater (Winter) - A Philco/Predicta Television (Summer) - 1950s school desk (Fall) Special thanks to the museums who have loaned artifacts in order to present a full story about Edmond’s 1950s era, including the Oklahoma History Center, University of Central Oklahoma Archives & Special Collections, and the UCO Oklahoma Fashion Museum Collection. Museum Information: Edmond Historical Society & Museum hours are 10:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00 Tuesday – Friday, and 9:00-10:00 am for immune compromised guests. Please visit the museum website at www.edmondhistory.org or by calling the museum at 405-340-0078 to learn more about how the museum is operating during Covid-19. Admission is free.