Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945–1965
Friday, December 2, 2016
Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum
315 W Ave B
Temple TX 76501
Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 explores the ways that Americans experienced the atomic threat as part of their daily lives. Curated by Michael Scheibach and ExhibitsUSA, the exhibit features more than seventy-five original objects from the era.
Americans were flooded with messages about the dangers of atomic weapons and attack from foreign powers through pamphlets, household objects, media, and film. Although the threat of atomic annihilation eventually drifted to the background of American consciousness in the late 1960s, the Atomic Age left a legacy of governmental response and civic infrastructure that remains relevant today.
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