A Swinging 60's Christmas Exhibit Open

A Swinging 60's Christmas Exhibit Open



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – of the 1960s – at the Monroe County Local History Room and Museum in Sparta. Starting Monday, November 22nd at 6:30pm, visitors can time travel to the not-so-distant past by viewing the History Room’s special Christmas display, “A Swinging ‘60s Christmas.” 

This retro holiday display recreates what Christmas morning might have looked like sixty years ago, right down to the classic toys under the majestic aluminum tree. Bask in the nostalgia as you view dozens of the most popular playthings of the 1960s on display right in front of your eyes. Time travel through television as you watch 60-year-old commercials on a 1967 TV. Get goosepimply as you page through Christmas catalogs from six decades ago. Bring the whole family and see what Christmas morning was like in the 1960s.

The museum display, “A Swinging ‘60s Christmas,” runs from November 23rd through January 8. Special opening reception from 6:30-8 on Monday, November 22. The Monroe County Local History Room is located at 200 West Main Street, Sparta. Regular museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9-4. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.  For more information call 608-269-8680 or visit Facebook.com/MCLHR. Admission is free.

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