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The 1970s: Bell-bottoms, Disco, & Nixon

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Registration for this event will close on December 8, 2020 @ 7:00pm.
There are 88 seats remaining.

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Historian, Jim Gibbons, presents on when the 1970’s was a time of change in our history. These were the “Happy Days” and “Good Times,” when Three was a Company! We were introduced to a space alien, played by Robin Williams, named “Mork,” and his Earth friend, Mindy. Lava lamps, Pet Rocks, and people eating melted cheese out of avocado, gold, or brown-colored Fondue pots were all the rave. We also had presidential changes in the oval office from Nixon, to Ford, and then to Carter. The 70’s launched with Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley and ended with Mayor Jane Byrne. Gibbons will show you how our ideas have been changed due to Watergate and Vietnam. From Disco Dancing to Disco Ducking, the 1970’s will always be remembered as a time in history that shaped a different world for the future!



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