The Weston Historical Society presents Life in the Sixties - an exciting exhibition that captures the unrest and rapid change of the time throughout the nation and here in Weston. Exhibits include images covering politics, music, personalities and trends, plus iconic fashion items, photographs, rock posters, and memorabilia. On display will be a rare showing of Sixties Fashion from the vast corporate Design Archive of world-famous American designer Tommy Hilfiger; including printed sheath dresses, swing coats, vintage swimwear and accessories from the era. In conjunction with the exhibition, the society will present several music events, lectures, and discussions, culminating with “Westonstock – a Day of Music” later this fall. The museum will be open on Thursdays and Sundays from 2pm – 4pm in May and June, at 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT.
“Here in Weston, the sixties represented a huge demographic switch as we transitioned from a poor, agricultural community to an affluent, commuter community”, said Pam Kersey, President of The Weston Historical Society. “We are proud to animate this story through artifacts, photographs and memorabilia that have been crowd-sourced from many generous Weston residents”. Music is a major focus of Life in the Sixties. Featured is an exhibit of black and white rock and roll photographs from the 1960s taken by Weston resident and photographer Michael Friedman; among them The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, and The Band.
The exhibit will be supported with a series of community events, starting with an all-star panel discussion of “Music of the 60s: America’s Unique Music… A Time of Change ”, moderated by Old School Music Production’s Roger Kaufman. Scheduled to appear:, singer-songwriter Warren Bloom, music engineer/producer Rob Fraboni, Susan Feliciano, 60s photographer Michael Friedman, vocalist Vaneese Thomas, drummer David Weber, and historian/author Dan Woog. It will take place at WHS Museum on May 5th at 7:30pm.
On May 19 th , the society will create a retro 60s Coffee House. Three celebrated lifetime Folk and Coffee House musicians, Robin Batteau, Rob Carlson and Jon Gailmor, will perform.
Several lectures will also be presented throughout the course of the exhibit, starting with “1968: A Year That Changed History” given by Jeanie Bennett, retired Weston High School History teacher, on May 16 at 7:30pm at the museum.
The Weston Historical Society would like to thank our annual sponsors: Fairfield County Bank, Cohen and Wolf P.C., KMS Partners at Coldwell banker and our exhibit sponsors Teed and Brown, Aspetuck Valley Country Club, and Jet Blue. The society is grateful to Tommy Hilfiger – Principal Designer & PVH Corp for the loan of vintage and Tommy Hilfiger Collection pieces from the Tommy Hilfiger Design Archive; and Roger Kaufman, Old School Revue for music coordination. For more information visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org. To arrange a special or group tour, please call executive director, Marianne Frisch at 203 226-1804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.