Presented by the Connecticut Historical Society
Every generation faced challenges and opportunities and experienced the emotional highs and lows of childhood and adolescence. But each generation also faced unique circumstances. This presentation, linked to the upcoming exhibition at the Connecticut Historical Society, will explore the issues that have faced Connecticut children and adolescents since the 1930s, focusing on four generations: the Silent Generation (born 1928-1945); Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964); Generation X (born 1965-1980); and Millennials (born 1981-1996). We will look at the larger issues that shaped the experiences of children and childhood in each period, but also how cultural ideas about children and childhood changed over time.