Baby boomers – we need your 50s artifacts for our exhibit

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Whether you grew up in the country (like here) or in the city (like New York or Boston), baby boomers all shared many of the same experiences. Growing Up in the 50s will be a nostalgic chance to relive this exciting decade.

28 families contributed to make the Society’s recent museum exhibit, “WWII – The Greatest Generation” so successful. Now we need your participation to contribute your items on a short-term loan basis. Examples of Items for display could include, but aren’t limited to:

Clothing – e.g., poodle skirts and petticoats, motorcycle jackets
50s toys – hula hoop, models, bikes, Tinker Toys, Lionel trains, games
TV collectibles – rabbit ears, TV Guide copies, early remote controls
Disneyland items – early posters, park memorabilia
Sports equipment – baseball bat, gloves, bow and arrow
50s technology – TV, radio, portable radio, phone, tape recorder
Paper collectibles – baseball cards, comic books
TV & movie heroes – westerns, Robin Hood, Davy Crockett, Howdy Doody
Political – “I Like Ike” buttons, signs, “Red Scare”
Rock ‘n roll – record player, 45s, posters, juke box

Items should be gathered during August.The exhibit will run for two months: September and October. For more information, contact Bob at the Museum by calling 413-591-8702 or emailing Hours for drop-off at the Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington are Saturday and Sunday from 10-2 and Monday through Thursday from 9-12.