Remember your 50s and 60s - a journey through time with clothes and coffee bread

With a mannequin show and coffee bread, the Kalmar county museum goes on tour to retirement homes around the entire county to offer a fashion show with 50s and 50s clothing and period coffee. A new touring concept will give residents of nursing homes a festive experience in everyday life. In addition to a good time, the shared experience provides new topics of conversation and common points of contact that you can return to for a long time.

To extend the experience, the resident will receive a slide show with information about the clothes they have seen during the fashion show but also about the spirit of the times and life in general during the 50s and 60s. The time period is chosen as it is the time when most residents remember best. Through previous projects, we have experience that this stimulates memories and creates conversations between the staff and the residents. 

Since autumn 2022, a total of 48 visits have been made to all the county's municipalities. Two pedagogues from the Kalmar county museum are on site at each visit and together carry out 11 different clothing changes. The clothes are original clothes from the educational costume studio at the Kalmar county museum. In autumn 2023, the third and final part of the project will be carried out with a further 29 visits. After that, all nursing homes in Kalmar County will have received a visit from "Remember your 50s and 60s".

Project owner

Kalmar County Museum

The period of the project

1 juni 2022 till 31 december 2023

Target group

Living in nursing homes in Kalmar county


Elderly homes in Kalmar county


Irene and Bo Adolfsson's foundation