A time to every purpose
All over America during 1967’s Summer of Love, kids steeped in the ‘50s conformity of Leave It
to Beaver and Ozzie and Harriet revolted. They climbed into Volkswagen buses and headed to the countryside in search of a simpler, more spiritual lifestyle. Many found refuge in Northern New Mexico, flooding into the geodesic domes they learned to build from the Whole Earth Catalog and shocking norteño families with their wild ways. Voices of Counterculture in the
Southwest, opening Sunday, May 14, at the New Mexico History Museum, explores the 50-year legacy of the anti-war, back-to-the-land, psychedelic, environmental, and spiritual movements that took seed in the Southwest. On the cover is an August 9, 1969, photo by Douglas Magnus entitled Serenade at the End of a Dream, courtesy Palace of the Governors Photo Archives (NMHM/DCA), Negative No. HP.2011.28.67.
Three Pole Rising, Placitas, 1971, photo Robert D’Alessandro