Panel: Did Johnstown Have Hippies?

Panel: Did Johnstown Have Hippies?

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Date(s) - August 9
7:00 PM

Heritage Discovery Center

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and JAHA is hosting a panel discussion of people who were there.

The post-World War II baby boom generated an unprecedented number of potentially disaffected young people as prospective participants in a rethinking of the direction of American society. The Hippie movement was part of a larger counter-culture. Hippies adopted new styles of dress, experimented with psychedelic drugs, lived communally, and developed a vibrant music scene.

As members of the hippie movement grew older and moderated their lives and their views, and especially after US involvement in the Vietnam War ended in the mid-1970s, the counterculture was largely absorbed by the mainstream, leaving a lasting impact on philosophy and spirituality, morality, music, art, alternative health and diet, lifestyle and fashion.

Join us as our panelists discuss the clothes, local hangouts, local bands, and other topics related to what Johnstown was like in the summer of 1968!