Here you will find classes on Fabulous Fifties, a decade of precipitous change in American life.

If there is any single word that describes the Fifties 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.


Presenter: Michael Wellner
Presentation Date: September 14, 2022

Please join us for an introduction to that wonderful decade in which many of us came of age. We’ll take a quick trip down memory lane, and set the stage for a much more detailed look, in the classes that follow, into this critically important time in our history.