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Sociology Class Visits Historical Society

Mon, Dec 30th, 2013

In December, students from Julie Cohara's Sociology of Family Living class visited the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio. They toured the museum's "1950s: Building the American Dream" exhibit, which features a full sized Lustron prefabricated home. The home is fully furnished with artifacts from the era and is authentically decorated for the holidays.

As the 1950s are often associated with nostalgia as the pinnacle era for families that have since socially eroded, each student was challenged to find an exhibit reference that supported this family decline perspective. Students were also challenged to discover an exhibit illustrating that 1950's families were very diverse and adapting to the modernization of society.