Fall 2021 Schedule / History / FABULOUS FIFTIES

Coordinators: Michael Wellner, Ellen Gottfried, Bob Gottfried

It’s safe to say that every one of us at Quest clearly remembers the Fifties. If there is any single word that describes that decade it has to be transformative. Politically, it began with President Harry Truman, born in 1884, and ended with JFK, the first elected President who was born in the twentieth century. The Fifties saw development of the first computers, the beginning of the information age, and the introduction of the commercial jet plane. It changed the way we live, shop (with the rise of the suburbs and shopping malls), and travel. Join us as we examine the highlights of the Fifties, including the Korean War, Senator Joe McCarthy, Elvis Presley, Rock ‘n Roll, cars with big tail fins, and so much more.


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