Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Reynolds-Alberta Museum

“The Fabulous Fifties”

Television spot
The Fabulous Fifties, opening May 18
Global Television, Edmonton

May 18, 2013 to October 14, 2014

This feature exhibition explores the car culture of the 1950s:

  • Designer Influences: the People behind the Designs
  • Car Tunes
  • Drive-Ins
  • Aviation Influence
  • “Only in Canada”
  • Foreign Invasion
  • Chrome Dreams: Colour and Style
  • Restoration Process

There will be more than 25 vehicles from the 1950s in this exhibit. The feature vehicle will be the 1955 Bel Air Nomad, the latest project completed by the museum’s Restoration Shop.

Your "Fabulous Fifties" fun starts here:

Play Your Hunch!
Ladies and gentleman, kids of all ages, it’s time to "Play Your Hunch!" in this fast paced, energized game show. From music and pop culture to fads and fashion, it’s all about the Fabulous Fifties. Rise to the challenge and take home "Fabulous" prizes!

Location – Theatre

Farm House – Fabulous Fifties Fun
Mr. Potato Head, the Slinky Dog and Barbie were all born in the 50s. Don’t miss this chance to play with these, and other popular toys introduced in the Fabulous Fifties.

Location: Main Gallery

Hoola Hoops and Drag Racing
Kids of all ages can test their skills with a hoola hoop. Drag racing more your speed? Build your own Fabulous Fifties car and race it on our indoor track!

Location: Service Station

Say "Pink!"
You will look "pretty in pink" when you take your photo sitting in this 1958 Buick Special convertible.

Location: Main Gallery

Flying Fins
Jets, rockets and wings; what do they all have in common? Cars of course! Don’t miss this lively presentation about the powerful influence of aviation on car design in the Fabulous Fifties.

Location: Aviation Hangar

Build Your Own Flying Car
Car designers used aviation as an inspiration for their Fabulous Fifties cars. Create your own aviation inspired design at our craft centre in the Aviation Hangar.

Location: Aviation Hangar