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3 May 2010 at 6:54 am Leave a comment


Tie Dye & Tofu: How Mainstream Eugene Became a Counterculture Haven

May 8, 2010 – March 31, 2011

(Tie Dye and Tofu is closed during the Quilt Show,
April 6-18, 2011.)

Visitor at Opening. Photo by George Filgate

The Lane County Historical Museum presents a counterculture experience. Listen to Wheatfield and other music popular in coffee houses and other alternative venues during this transitional period. To listen to Wheatfield’s music on myspace, click here. Original Hippie clothing including wedding dresses, alternative newspapers, and other artifacts and memorabilia from alternative lifestyles and endeavors are part of this exhibit.

Learn about the origins of Toby’s Tofu, White Bird, The Oregon Country Fair and the Springfield Creamery.
“The Bay Area has  become just a little too heavy.  Haight Ashbury is a bad place, motorcycle jockeys, addicts, prostitutes have taken it over. Sausalito was nice, but it was discovered too quickly.  The same is true of Mill Valley.  And if you haven’t noticed there is nothing really north of Mill Valley until you get to Eugene.”    – Bullfrog Magazine c 1972

Child at Butler Green Commune c1970.

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