UFM Class: The Turbulent & Exciting ‘60s

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:30pm

Location: Community Room at Meadowlark

UFM Lifetime Learning and Meadowlark present The Turbulent and Exciting 1960s with Dr. Robert Smith, the director of the Fort Riley Museums complex. He has a doctorate in history from K-State and has published numerous articles on military history. This three-session course will begin Thursday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room. The second and third sessions will meet Thursday, June 23, and Thursday, June 30.

The 1960s were a decade of war, political turbulence, and significant technological advances. This class will focus on the critical events that transpired in America, the Kennedy presidency and assassination, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Great Society, the Civil Rights movement, an the space race. It will also examine America’s involvement in Vietnam, the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Nixon administration, Woodstock Music Festival, student activism, the Beatles, and the affluence of the Baby Boomers.

Enrollment is now open and can be completed by calling (785) 539-8763. If the office is not open, leave a message and staff will call you back. This class is offered through UFM at no charge to Meadowlark residents, and Passport members may attend with a 20-percent discount.

Reminder: Meadowlark does not have a partnership agreement with Osher Lifetime Learning; therefore, Osher classes are not available for a discount to Meadowlark affiliates.