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HemisFair 1968: San Antonio's Introduction to the World

In 1968, San Antonio invited the world to HemisFair. The event was a celebration of the "Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas," and it showcased San Antonio's position as an emerging business and cultural center between the United States and the world.

 
 

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HemisFair 1968: San Antonio's Introduction to the World

April 1, 2009 - April 5, 2009

In 1968, San Antonio invited the world to HemisFair. The event was a celebration of the "Confluence of Civilizations in the Americas," and it showcased San Antonio's position as an emerging business and cultural center between the United States and the world.
 
Cultural groups from more than 30 nations erected pavilions and exhibits celebrating diversity and promoting international unity. Companies on the cutting edge of technology unveiled new products that revolutionized productivity. Entertainers from across the globe amazed audiences with engaging performances and unique flair. Guests left HemisFair with special memories and stories to share for a lifetime.
 
HemisFair 1968: San Antonio's Introduction to the World chronicles a selection of the people, events, and controversies that played a role in bringing HemisFair to life. It offers a retrospective look at the sixties, from the way we dressed, to new advances in technology, to the national unrest that existed following the loss of national leaders. The exhibit also features previously unreleased HemisFair photos from the museum's 3.5 million image photo archive, film captured at the six-month exposition, and mementos ranging from event guides to uniforms to souvenirs.
 
The exhibit coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Institute of Texan Cultures, which established residence in the Texas State Exhibits pavilion for HemisFair in 1968. HemisFair 1968: San Antonio's Introduction to the World will run through April 5, 2009.

 

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