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1968 in America at Minnetrista Cultural Center, Muncie

I was 1 year old in 1968, so I wasn’t as up on current events and popular culture as I am now. But I could learn about what was going on in the first year of my life by visiting 1968 in America at the Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie (Delaware County).

The exhibit has been running since September 5, and will run until January 7, 2010. It teaches visitors about the major events of 1968 affected East Central Indiana. The exhibit “. . . will explore events of that year, from the first images of the whole Earth to the look and sounds of an average teenager’s room. Amazing artifacts and period music will transport you to a bygone era.”

There is a special event on Saturday, November 14, from noon to 4 pm with a chance to:

  • Sing Karaoke to your favorite 1968 songs
  • Get a snack at the Easy Bake Oven snack bar
  • Tie-dye a shirt
  • Ride-a-roo races
  • Play “Beatles Rock Band”
  • From 1 to 1:30 p.m., McDonald’s will give away free Big Macs, which made its debut in 1968.
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Take dance party lessons and learn how to dance to the tunes of the times..

You can even leave your own 1968 story on their blog.

Hours & Admission

Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for children and students.
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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