Spring 2022 Courses / History / FABULOUS FIFTIES

Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Ellen Gottfried, Bob Gottfried

It’s safe to say that every single one of us at Quest remembers the Fifties pretty clearly. If there is any single word that describes that decade it’s transformative.

Politically, it began with President Harry Truman, born in 1884, and ended with the election of JFK. Technically, it saw development of the first computers and the beginning of the information age.

The Fifties changed the way we live, shop (with the rise of the suburbs and shopping malls), and travel. The first commercial jet plane took off in 1954. Join us as we examine these: the Korean War, Senator Joe McCarthy, Elvis Presley, Rock ‘n Roll, and so much more.

Fall 2022 Class Schedule: Fabulous Fifties

Feb 15

Judy Weis

Pop Music in the Fifties

Mar 15

Mary Beth Yakoubian

Dancing in the Fifties

Apr 12

John Spiegel

The Korean War


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