Heritage Square Museum remembers a watershed year in recent history when Flower Power was in full bloom, hippies hung out on the Sunset Strip, and there was a Love-In in Griffith Park. The "happening" is Saturday August 25th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.
Tickets for this fundraising event are $25 per person. There will be food, face painting, dance contests, hippie "costume" contests, give-aways, and of course, music. K-EARTH-101 radio will be there, broadcasting all the "oldies", while special musical guest "The Ravelers" put their own spin on the 60s.
40 years ago, young people converged on Los Angeles and San Francisco in a social experiment that changed society. Victorian houses were a backdrop for the activities and events of that era. At that time, no one was interested in Victorian architecture--it was not considered chic or desirable, but it provided cheap housing for the hippies, who embraced its uniqueness as part of their counterculture ideals.
From the Monterey Pop Festival, the publication of Rolling Stone Magazine, the first airing of Laugh-In, to the Vietnam and 6-Day Wars, 1967 was a year that saw strangely diverse events. Against a backdrop of war protests and rock and roll music, the youth of America tried to maintain a vision of free-spirited idealism. Although the Summer of Love marked both a beginning and an end, it is remembered as a milestone of hippie culture. Forty years later, the hippies have become the "Establishment" and the Summer of Love a distant memory of youthful idealism. There are many parallels between then and now. Get out your love beads and be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!
Heritage Square Museum
3800 Homer Street , Los Angeles,90031
For more information call: 323-225-2700 ext. 224