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Reynolds Alberta Museum - Fabulous Fifties

Reynolds Alberta Museum (6426 40 Ave) Wetaskiwin, Alberta Ongoing through Monday, October 14, 2013 This feature exhibit explores the car culture of the 1950s:     Drive-Ins     Car Tunes     "Only in Canada"     Aviation Influence     Foreign Invasion     Chrome Dreams: Colour and Style     Designer Influence: the People behind the Designs There will be more than 25 vehicles from the 1950s in this exhibit. The feature vehicle will be the 1955 Bel Air Nomad, the latest project completed by the museum's Restoration Shop. Your "Fabulous Fifties" fun starts here: Play Your Hunch! Ladies and gentleman, kids of all ages, it's time to "Play Your Hunch!" in this fast paced, energized game show. From music and pop culture to fads and fashion, it's all about the Fabulous Fifties. Rise to the challenge and take home "Fabulous" prizes! Location – Theatre Blast From the Past The Fabulous Fifties was all about predicting the future. Our 1950s time traveller is joining us today to find out if the predictions were true. This fun, interactive skit will entertain with facts and fiction! Location: Starlight Drive-In Theatre Farm House – Fabulous Fifties Fun Mr. Potato Head, the Slinky Dog and Barbie were all born in the 50s. Don't miss this chance to play with these, and other popular toys introduced in the Fabulous Fifties. Location: Main Gallery Hoola Hoops and Drag Racing Kids of all ages can test their skills with a hoola hoop. Drag racing more your speed? Build your own Fabulous Fifties car and race it on our indoor track! Location: Service Station Say "Pink!" You will look "pretty in pink" when you take your photo sitting in this 1958 Buick Special convertible. Location: Main Gallery Flying Fins Jets, rockets and wings; what do they all have in common? Cars of course! Don't miss this lively presentation about the powerful influence of aviation on car design in the Fabulous Fifties. Location: Aviation Hangar How Do You Measure Up? Stewardesses of the 1950s complied with strict regulations for appearance and presentation. Do you meet the standards needed to "Fly the Friendly Skies?" Location: Aviation Hangar Build Your Own Flying Car Car designers used aviation as an inspiration for their Fabulous Fifties cars. Create your own aviation inspired design at our craft centre in the Aviation Hangar. Location: Aviation Hangar City / Town : Wetaskiwin Event Venue : Other Short Description : This feature exhibit explores the car culture of the 1950s! Event Category : Museums / Attractions Cost : Adult (18 to 64 years): $10.00; Senior (65 and over): $7.00; Youth (7 to 17 years): $5.00; Child (6 years and under): FREE Where to purchase tickets : At the door More info :  www.history.alberta.ca…. Event Details. Location: 6426 40 Ave