Just in time: Patios, Pools & the Invention of the American Backyard takes on summer.
Remember when the Cold War was hot, hula hoops were all the rage, and household products were made with the newly-developed materials of plastic and aluminum? Revisit mid-century America with Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard, a new exhibit from SITES and the Archives of American Gardens, available beginning in March 2015. Featuring retro advertisements, photographs, garden designs and groovy text that explores the post-World War II shift from the front porch to the suburban backyard, Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard will be more fun than a 1950's luau. Don't miss it – it’ll be a gas, Daddy-o!