Fort Worth and the “Summer of Love,” 1967-1972
November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Summer of Love,” local historian Harry Max Hill will discuss the spread of the youth counterculture phenomenon from its epicenter in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco to Fort Worth, Texas. Although the trend appeared more slowly here than in other parts of of the country, the city’s clubs featured local musicians and touring acts influenced by the movement. Hill will highlight groovy venues like the Cellar and concerts held in the Fort Worth area including the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969 at Lewisville.
Speaker Max Hill retired as assistant manager of the Genealogy & Local History Unit of the Fort Worth Public Library in 2005 after almost 29 years of service. Today, he researches the history of local golf courses, nightclubs, and movie censorship among other interests.