“The Sixties” @ Kansas City’s Johnson County Library

Kansas City’s (MO) Pitch reports on a new exhibit at the Johnson County (MO) library, “The Sixties.”

The project is centered around a six-part film and discussion series “America’s Decade of Crisis and Change.” Artifacts and books along with “memory cards” are featured in the display cases.

The cards deal with subjects as diverse as the moon landing, the assasination of President Kennedy and rock and roll. Librarian Stuart Hinds, who has largely been in charge of organizing The Sixties says of the cards “They’re just so powerful and have such a range of topic — some discuss moving from girdles to pantyhose; others talk about being a pilot in Vietnam.” Article author Annie Fischer adds, “Some recollections are just snippets of lives, but many impart an eloquence that entire novels can’t manage.”

More about the library and the series at the JoCoLibrary Website.