The 1968 Exhibit

Ends Monday: The year 1968 was a radical time in U.S. history. Social change hit home for Americans. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and the Vietnam War hit a turning point with the Tet Offensive. Psychedelic rock flourished, Black Power ran strong, and women's rights were front and center. So much happened that the Minnesota History Center has dedicated an entire exhibition to this single year. The most inviting part of this immersive show is an installation of a 1960s-style living room with an uncomfortable green couch and a television playing nonstop footage of the Vietnam War. Toward the end, find a black leather jacket, beret and rifle emblematic of the Black Panther Movement, and colorful posters and artifacts explaining the beginning of the American Indian Movement and the Brown Berets of the Chicano Movement. There's also a life-size replica of Apollo 8, which sent back the first-ever full-color images of Earth. Depending on your age, this colorful, interactive show is either a walk down memory lane or a history lesson. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. & Mon.; noon-5 p.m. Sun., Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. $6-$12. Free for ages 4 and under. 651-259-3000 or