Detroit Historical Museum exhibit on 1968 World Series opens in April, wants your photos

An unbelievable number of world-changing events took place in 1968. Widespread protests against the Vietnam War after the Tet Offensive. The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. 

Amidst all this turmoil, Detroit also celebrated a little bit after the Tigers won the World Series.

As part of the 50th anniversary of that monumental year and the Tigers' win, the Detroit Historical Museum will be opening an exhibit, "The Year of the Tiger: 1968," on April 21. An opening reception will be held on April 20 along with a panel discussion featuring '68 Tigers Willie Horton and Mickey Lolich.

According to the museum, "The exhibit weaves together stories about the players, the manager, the stadium, and the events that paved a path toward a World Series victory and ultimately changed the mood and spirit of the city."

The museum is also asking Detroiters to contribute their photography. If you have a photograph of a game at Tiger Stadium during the 1968 season, it may be featured in the exhibition. 

"The Year of the Tiger: 1968" opens at the Detroit Historical Museum on April 21, with an opening reception on April 20. For more information about submitting a photograph, go here

Read more articles by Aaron Mondry.

Aaron Mondry is the managing editor of Model D and a Detroit-based freelance writer. Visit his website and follow him on Twitter @AaronMondry.
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