GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Do you remember Barney Fife, the Little Rascals, "Gunsmoke," Saturday morning westerns with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and the Lone Ranger, Mr. Wizard, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, M-I-C K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E, or listening to the first-manned space shot over your classroom PA system?
Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., will host open houses on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and on July 20 from noon to 3 p.m., with an exhibit catering to those who remember the aforementioned bits of nostalgia.
During July, the special exhibit, "Life was Different in Black and White," will cater to the nostalgic memories of baby boomers. Among exhibited items will be an early portable TV set, a console radio, transistor radio, hula hoops, vacuum tubes and 1950s TV programs.
According to a news release from the museum, America's first baby boomer, Kathleen Casey-Kirschling, turned 60 on New Year's Day 2006. She was born just one second after midnight on Jan. 1, 1946. Depending on whose statistics one wants to believe, there are between 76 million and 79 million baby boomers.