'History Hijinx' activities lead up to '1968' exhibition

This October, the Minnesota History Center will once again be hitting us with a blast from the past. It's going to be a gas, man. The exhibition, called "1968," will highlight the major events of this particularly heated year which saw the peak of the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, feminist demonstrations, and the first images taken of Earth in its entirety from the Apollo 8 space capsule. And let's not leave out go-go girl fashion and Twiggy. [jump]

Ramping up to this exhibition's debut, which will move on to the Oakland Museum in California and then the Atlanta History Center afterward, the Minnesota History Center has planned a series of interactive History Hijinx events, beginning with Sock It To Me Groovy Gear. Today the center will be providing all the materials needed to make a wearable 3-D souvenir hat using pop culture images from the '60s.

History Hijinx activities at the Minnesota History Center take place Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June through August. History Hijinx programs are family-friendly and included with the price of museum admission.