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Minnesota History Center and Risdall McKinney Public Relations Join Forces to Celebrate 1968

Robert F. Kennedy sitting in the Cabinet Room at the White House, Washington, DC. Jan. 1964. Courtesy LBJ Library. Photo by Yoichi R. Okamoto.
NEW BRIGHTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After developing an award-winning campaign for the Minnesota launch of the “Vatican Splendors” exhibit in 2009, Risdall McKinney Public Relations (RMPR) and the Minnesota History Center are once again joining forces – this time for the national launch of the much anticipated “1968 Exhibit.”

An ambitious, multimedia project, “The 1968 Exhibit” explores how the events of the year fueled a persistent, if often contradictory sense of identity for the people who were there, defined a generation and changed the world. 
What’s really striking about the discussion surrounding the events of 1968 are the parallels to today. From the war in Iraq to same-sex marriage, we are experiencing some of the most significant changes in our country now, just like they were in ’68 which makes this exhibit incredibly relevant to every generation. 
Developed by the Minnesota History Center, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, the Chicago History Museum and the Oakland Museum of California, “The 1968 Exhibit” will begin its national tour in St. Paul, Minn. in October 2011. This exhibit is going to be the largest exhibit that the Minnesota History Center has developed to date.

RMPR will be working with the Minnesota History Center to identify and connect with online and offline influencers, encourage “Share your Story” contributions for the website, cultivate spokespeople, develop partnerships, launch a national media relations initiative, coordinate behind-the-scenes publicity opportunities and connect the Minnesota History Center with potential sponsors. 
“‘Vatican Splendors’ was the largest and most highly-attended exhibit that the Minnesota History Center has ever seen and we were thrilled to be a part of that success,” said Rose McKinney, president of RMPR. “This exhibit will evolve the reputation for the History Center as a significant exhibit developer and partner with a nationwide network of museums.” 
About Risdall McKinney Public Relations
Risdall McKinney Public Relations, a division of Risdall Marketing Group, LLC, is an integrated, marketing-oriented PR agency headquartered in New Brighton, Minn.  

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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