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BRIEF: Blast from the past

June 22, 2014

By Dale Roe, Austin American-Statesman

June 22--

The year 1968 was a leap year.

That's fitting. As if a standard 365 days couldn't contain all of its innovation and upheaval, the calendar virtually split at the seams that year with war, riots and demonstrations, heroic achievements in space, tragic political assassinations and touchstone moments in pop culture and fashion.


"The 1968 Exhibit"

Where: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

When: Exhibit runs in the museum's Herzstein special exhibit hall daily through Sept. 1. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $8 for children 4-17 and free for 3 and younger. Active members of the military and their families get in free from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Information: 512-936-8746,

Also: A companion exhibit, "When Austin Got Weird," in the third floor rotunda gallery will feature the poster art of Jim Franklin, Michael Priest and other artists from the archives of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History and the Austin History Center. It opens July 11.


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