Hemisfair ’68: A Stamp in Time


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Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Hemisfair ’68, March’s episode of Hidden Histories will recall the 1968 World’s Fair from the perspective of its youth workers. Curator Becky Barrera, Advisory board member for the Institute of Texan Cultures and former Hemisfair ’68 VIP Guide, will moderate a roundtable discussion with several former employees of the fair who were in high school or college at the time about the lasting impact of Hemisfair on the course of their lives, as well as on San Antonio’s history and sense of cultural identity.

As part of the city’s calendar of Tricentennial arts activities, Hidden Histories is a new monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio an inspiring cultural treasure. Over the course of 2018, Hidden Histories will premiere 12 monthly screenings live in our studio, free of charge. Each screening highlights archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; lost documentaries; forgotten narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues. Live screenings are supplemented by interviews and discussions with participants, family members of those featured, and field experts. Following each live screening, video segments are archived online for 24/7 access.

For more information on the Hidden Histories series, or to view previous installments, please visit http://hiddenhistories.tv/

All live and online screenings of Hidden Histories are free of charge. Live screenings take place at the URBAN-15 studio (2500 S. Presa 78204) at 7pm on the first Monday of the month. Online screenings can also be viewed live at https://urban15.org/live-stream. Afterwards, episodes are archived online at http://hiddenhistories.tv/watch/

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