History will have the final word, but if you consider the 1960s as a chaotic and tumultuous period of change, the year 1968 rises from that decade as one of the most transformative and challenging. There are countless moments, some earth shattering and groundbreaking, others subtle and nuanced that defined the year.
The Vietnam War, civil rights, and human rights exploded with force in 1968. The after effects reverberated throughout the nation and abroad for decades after and can still be felt today. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this controversial year, the Warwick Historical Society (WHS) is currently presenting an exhibit entitled, “Focus 1968,” that hopes to offer some of the moments that helped define the year.
The Society would like to thank the Warwick American Legion Post #214 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4662, without whose help this exhibit would not be possible. “Focus 1968” will be open Mon. to Fri. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sun., Nov. 11 at the A.W. Buckbee Center, located at 2 Colonial Ave. in Warwick.
The exhibit is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call the WHS at 986-3236, ext. 101 or visit www.whsny.org.