Moon Landing in Context

A reflection on the historical and cultural context of one of the most celebrated achievements in the history of humanity.

Through this project, the FSU community explores the history and social environment that intertwines with the events that led to the Moon Landing or were affected by it. We reflect on the impact that these events, collectively, have on today’s society and how they inform the way we are tackling the big challenges of today and the future. The project benefits from resources and support from Framingham State University and the Smithsonian Institution. 

All of Moon Landing in Context events are held at Framingham State University and are free and open to the public. See also FSU Press Release

Click HERE to download a printable Moon Landing in Context event schedule

Upcoming Events:


Michael Dixon: The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same – African American Art After the Civil Rights Movement

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 5:30 P.M
McCarthy Center Forum
Framingham State University

This exhibition of Michael Dixon’s current work illustrates recent developments in African-American art by focusing on transformations of racial and interracial identities. Audiences will see how Dixon’s work visually changes from the civil rights era of the Sixties, which emphasized African-American accomplishments and the establishment of rights, to later forms that address self-reflection and individual identity.

In Conversation with Congressman Joseph Kennedy III

October 23, 6:30 P.M.
Dwight Performing Arts Center
Framingham State University 

We invite Congressman Kennedy to offer a reflection on President Kennedy’s exhortation “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”
How can we channel this spirit to trigger in us an urgency to tackle the great challenges of our world today?

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