Baltimore at Mid-Century: People, Places, Priorities in the 1950’s

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Tuesday February 16

7:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Join Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert for Baltimore at Mid-Century, a presentation in the BMI's local history series. Registration required.

The 1950s made lasting changes to the way people lived, how they moved in and around the region, and where they found employment. From the early “crisis” in absorbing returning veterans and new families, to the way those new families would seek entertainment and recreation, Baltimore would be a far different place in 1959 than it was in 1950. Automobiles and the highways they rode on took over. The “Red Scare” went local, labor strikes begat unintended consequences while hula hoops, poodle skirts and fast food became modern trends. A decade many recall, but few realize how much of Baltimore’s 21st century had roots in the 1950’s.

 

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