9:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday
10 am - 4 pm Phone(775) 333-9300
Wednesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
This history symposium offers an in-depth examination of the 1970s decade with educational and entertaining programs by national and local scholars, historians and authors.
Join us in the study of the 1970s, the culture, events, politics and personalities that shaped the decade and our sense of individuality. Many see the decade as one of disillusion, anger with Watergate, the Cold War and Kent State and the Vietnam War. Trust between the governed and the governors had broken down. Nixon goes from building a bridge with China to resignation.
While even under political disillusion, we were also under siege by economic decline and declining standards of living, oil embargoes and soaring gasoline prices. There were violent homegrown revolutionary movements. The movement for civil rights grew promoting changes for women, gays, immigrants, and the disabled.
Not all was bleakness, medical breakthroughs such as the first test tube baby and new technologies, like computers that made life better. There were exciting changes in television and movies, the Star Wars trilogy, and new personal freedoms; long hair and psychedelic outfits. Music ran the gamut from Billy Joel and his ballads, Sid Vicious and punk rock, and Donna Summer and disco.
Many of these transformations in our society and their impact on our world today will be explored through presenter stories.
Rave Reviews from 2017 Symposium
Great knowledge. Great location. Great opportunity to share with others.
The symposium always offers a wide variety of interesting topics. I always feel they cover many facets of the decade studied that give a fascinating perspective.
Great topics with engaging speakers providing information I can use in my classroom.
Extraordinarily well organized and executed – a wonderful experience. Very, very impressive array of presenters.
I have a personal interest in history and find these symposiums fascinating, educational and entertaining.
I look forward to this class each year. It is a special time because I attend with my daughter who is a teacher. We love discussing the chosen decade and sharing our newly discovered knowledge with other friends.