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Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965

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Friday, April 29, 2016

National Museum of the Pacific War
340 E Main Street
Fredericksburg TX 78624

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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