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The Congressional Gold Medal is awarded to individuals or groups who have significantly impacted American history and culture. Come learn about WWII recipients such as Japanese American Nisei soldiers, WASPs, and Native American code talkers.
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Enjoy both local and national historic advertisements, and view some of the merchandise these ads persuaded customers to purchase. See Coca-Cola memorabilia from a local collector, Tupperware, a department store style front window display of women’s apparel, historic airlines memorabilia such as a Pan Am hat box, and items from local Aurora businesses like Friend Furniture. With the advent of television, commercials were born to entice us even more. Watch and reminisce over TV commercials from the 1950s and 1960s. How many jingles do you remember? Come join us in this salute to the Powers of Persuasion: Advertising in America.