Courses – Fall 2022 / 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.

A WEEK / TUESDAY / 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Fall 2022 Class Schedule: Fabulous Fifties




Sep 6

Sandy Gordon, Glenn Johnston, Bob Gottfried

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sep 20

Bob Reiss

Baseball in the Fifties

Oct 4

Bob Hartman

Broadway Theatre

Oct 18

John  Spiegel

Korean War

Nov 1

Susan Diehl

1950s Cars and the Culture They Created

Nov 15

Laura Lopez

Movies and Movie Stars

Dec 6

Wayne Cotter

The Automat, Chuck Full O' Nuts, Tad's Steak House, and Other Memorable NYC Eateries

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