Remember the 1950s and explore a decade best remembered for post-war affluence, baby booms, and the discovery of the teenager.
Take Me Back to the 1950s will run at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Sept. 11 to March 20.
For the first time in years, Canadians were ready to build, expand, and spend.
Take Me Back to the 1950s features national trends and innovations as they influenced rural and small town county life.
From the cautious and thrifty post-war years emerged a decade marked by technological innovations and affluent consumerism.
New markets opened up to meet the needs of the population boom, suburban life, and the teenager.
While much of rural life in Wellington County remained centred on church and community activities, the introduction of television brought innovations into the home that changed how people thought, dressed, dined, and entertained.
One of the exciting displays in this exhibit is its extraordinary collection of televisions and radios from the 1950s. Displays of kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, toys, and local art will all provide insights into changing lifestyles and attitudes of the post-war years.
For more information, visit www.wcm.on.ca or phone 519-846-0916.
The Wellington County Museum is located on County Road 18 between Fergus and Elora and it is opened weekdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm and weekends and holidays from noon to 4pm.