The Weston Historical Society Presents Life in the Sixties

April 22, 2018

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 info@westonhistoricalsociety.org.

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