A new exhibit at the San Bernardino County Museum will explore a decade of social movements, from Lyndon Baines Johnson's "Great Society" programs to the creation of Earth Day.
Civil rights, women's rights, the Chicano movement and antiwar protests are among the social movements that will be explored in the exhibit "Turn Turn Turn: social movements 1965-75," on display at that museum March 26 through Nov. 6.
"We took our exhibit title from a song popularized in 1965 by the Byrds, "Turn Turn Turn," said Michele Nielsen, the museum's curator of history. "'To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose,' is a fitting description of the exhibit decade, just as it was centuries ago."
The exhibit will be divided into three sections. "Season in the Sun," in the museum's Fisk Gallery will focus on news photography from the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram between 1965 to 1975. The Crossroads in History gallery will host "Community Chronicles" with ephemera, images and artifacts on loan from members of the greater community. "Chicano Photography 1970-75," in the Schuiling Gallery, will feature imagery created by photo-journalist and activist Jesús Manuel Mena Garza.
"The concept of activism did not end in 1975," Nielsen said. "In fact, there are many active social movements in our area today. Throughout the run of the exhibit, join us for gatherings, activities and events, from afternoon dance parties to lectures, as we examine this part of our collective story."
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