MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102


Tue 10 am-8 pm 
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm 
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Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
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2017 Aug 21



On view Oct. 14, 2011 - Feb. 20, 2012

An extraordinary year. An unforgettable exhibit.

Comedy. Tragedy. A president steps down. A leader’s shot down. Love and hate. Violence on the front lines and on the home front. Graceful athletes meet powerful protests. The promise of law and order. A hope-filled view of heaven and earth. 1968 was erupting with extremes. In one single year we saw it all. Now we can experience it all in one unforgettable exhibit.


The 1968 project examines this epic year with an exhibit, a blog, and a website where you can share your own stories.

The Minnesota History Center is pairing with the History Theatre to present live performances of "1968: The Year That Rocked the World." The play will be held at the Minnesota History Center through Feb. 19. Tickets and more information can be found on the History Theatre's website

Demonstrators marching during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Chicago. Homemade pants by Lorna of Minneapolis, a self-proclaimed "flower child." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the University of Minnesota, April, 1967. Battle of Hamo Village during the Tet Offensive. Robert F. Kennedy sitting in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Jan. 1964. "Earthrise," view from Apollo 8, Dec. 29, 1968.