We choose to go to the moon.
— President John F. Kennedy at Rice University, 1962
Two weeks from tonight, on Friday, March 16, 2012, TimeLine will produce what is essentially the fifth production of our 2011-12 season — our annual Step Into Time benefit. This one night is an opportunity to extend our mission of exploring history by literally stepping into another era. OK, there’s no time machine involved, but TimeLine’s creative team does its best to build atmosphere and entertainment that make guests feel like they have traveled back to another time.
Past themes have included Paris circa 1900 with “La Belle Epoque,” Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair with “The White City” and the early years of the blues and television with “Birth of the Blues” and “The Age of Television.” This year we’ve decided to celebrate our 15th Anniversary by stepping back 50 years to 1962!
Not unlike TimeLine today, in 1962 the world was undergoing big change and embarking on new endeavors, so we thought it was an ideal year to re-visit at a time when we are celebrating TimeLine’s own accomplishments after 15 years and talking about big dreams for the future.
Step Into Time: 1962 will be a glitzy night that brings to life the culture, fashion, politics and entertainment of a pivotal year. And whether you are attending the event or not, there is one big way you can be a part of the evening:
- SHARE YOUR MEMORIES OF 1962 IN WORDS AND IMAGES!
What do you remember about 1962? We want to see and read your memories! It could be a small thing, a big thing, very personal or related to a major world event. Or maybe you weren’t around in 1962, but it was memorable for someone in your family. Please share via the comments below, or send your thoughts and/or a picture from that year via email to email@example.com.
When we first announced this year’s theme, several people spontaneously shared their recollections of that time, so we know your stories are out there. Perhaps together, we can create our own virtual time machine right here!