1968 Tour of the Twin Cities

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1968 Tour of the Twin Cities

Twin Cities, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Tour Created by: Minnesota Historical Society

Twin Cities


The Minnesota Historical Society's 1968 Exhibit explores a pivotal year in history, covering everything from the volatile Vietnam War to the music, movies, fashion and more that defined a generation.

While the exhibit takes a look at the year 1968 on a national level, we decided to hunt down what places in the Twin Cities were important, influential and just plain interesting to our state in 1968.

Minneapolis's West Bank neighborhood was considered the Haight-Ashbury of the Twin Cities, and this tour begins in the West Bank, the focal point of Minnesota's counterculture movement, due partially to the proximity of the students at the nearby University of Minnesota.

Two of the most powerful forces in the 1960s were activism and pop culture, and Minnesota was no exception. This tour examines many locations of local anti-war and civil rights demonstrations as well as centers of music, theater and more that helped make 1968 a pivotal year locally as well as nationally.

All of these 1968 sites listed in this tour have spaces available to add memories or stories, so please feel free to add your own reflections.

# Street
American Indian Movement, Plymouth Ave., N. Minneapolis, Minnesota Plymouth Avenue
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, 501 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, Minnesota 501501 78th Street W
Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, East Bank Campus, 300 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 300300 Washington Avenue SE
Electric Fetus, 521 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1968-1972) 521521 Cedar Avenue S
Guthrie Crawford-Livingston Theatre, 30 10th Street East, Saint Paul, Minnesota 3030 10th Street E
Guthrie The Other Place Theater, 1526 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota 15261,526 Harmon Place
Jonathan, MN 1100011,000 Bavaria Rd.
Minneapolis Auditorium, 1301 2nd Avenue S., Minneapolis, Minnesota (Razed) 13011,301 2nd Avenue S
Old Federal Building, 212 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 212212 3rd Avenue S
Saint Paul City Hall - Ramsey County Courthouse, 15 Kellogg Boulevard West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 1515 Kellogg Boulevard W
Triangle Bar, 1822 Riverside Avenue S., Minneapolis, Minnesota 18221,822 Riverside Avenue S
Twin Cities Draft Information Center, 19051,905 3rd Avenue S

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