“1968: The Year That Changed A Nation” with Jean Bennett - Lecture at Weston Historical Society

Posted by Susan Moran on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:57 AM

The Weston Historical Society announces a three-lecture series as part of its exhibit: Life in the Sixties.  First up is“1968: The Year That Changed A Nation”, conducted by educator Jean Hofheimer Bennett on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Weston Historical Society, 104 Weston Road, Weston, CT.  Bennett takes an in-depth look at this tumultuous year marked by the assassinations of MLK and RFK and escalating anti-Vietnam War tensions. Her lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with several high school students; “Sixties Activists and The Activists of Today – Lessons Learned”. 

There are two more lectures scheduled: “The War Back Home – Vietnam & Life in the 60s” with Captain Nathan Clason, United States Military Academy on Wednesday, May 23, and a panel discussion with Vietnam Veterans on Wednesday, May 30. All lectures are free.

The Weston Historical Society’sLife in the Sixtiesexhibit is open to the public on Thursdays and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. during May and June. 

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.  

For more information visit www.westonhistoricalsociety.org


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