Founded in 1965, the Grateful Dead were one of the counterculture's most distinctive, successful, and durable institutions. Widely regarded as a 1960s icon, the shaggy part that stood for the unruly whole, the Dead were also the nation's top touring act more than two decades after Woodstock. What accounts for their lasting appeal? Please help us answer that question, situate the Dead in their time and place, and celebrate the band's 50th anniversary with historian and bestselling author Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead archivist Nicholas Meriwether, and Peter Richardson, author of No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead. Dr. Anthea Hartig, California HIstorical Society Exeutive Director will moderate the discussion.
Doors open at 5:30 PM
From 5:30 to 6:00 CHS Archivists will showcase materials related to the Grateful Dead, Haight-Ashbury and San Francisco’s 1960s rock’n’roll scene. To learn more see the Blog post - Here
6:00 Panel Discussion begins
When & Where
California Historical Society
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The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
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