Museums

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Houston Conwill, 1947-2016

November 22, 2016

Houston Conwill, a prominent sculptor who specialized in large installations, died November 14 at age 69. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Conwill joined the U.S. Air Force in 1966 and did a tour of duty…

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The National Veterans Memorial & Museum

October 25, 2016

Construction is underway on the seven-acre site of the National Veterans Memorial & Museum in downtown Columbus, Ohio. When it opens its doors in 2018, NVMM will be the first and only national museum in…

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Ground Broken for the New Army Museum

September 20, 2016

On September 14 ground was broken for the National Museum of the United States Army, which will be located on an 80-acre site at Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C. The 185,000-square-foot, $200-million museum will contain…

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Vietnam War ‘Summit’ at LBJ Library

April 20, 2016

The LBJ President Library and the University of Texas at Austin are hosting what they're calling "The Vietnam War Summit" April 26-28. This "summit" will feature appearances by some big names in the Vietnam War world.…

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New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle, PA

November 6, 2015

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the start of U.S. combat operations in the Vietnam War, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, will open a new…

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‘Reporting Vietnam’ Exhibit to Open in D.C.’s Newseum

May 20, 2015

"Reporting Vietnam," a multimedia exhibit showcasing how journalists covered the Vietnam War, opens May 22 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The extensive exhibit, held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary commemorations of the 1965…

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1968: The Exhibit in Philadelphia

July 3, 2013

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia's current special exhibit is called, fittingly enough, "The 1968 Exhibit." It focuses on that pivotal year in U.S. history when the war in Vietnam was at its height and…

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'The Animal Called POW' Museum Exhibit

March 9, 2012

  It sometimes seems as though the only stories you hear about Vietnam War POWs are those involving American pilots who were shot down over North Vietnam and held prisoner in the infamous Hanoi Hilton.…

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Marine Air Art from WWII to Today

January 15, 2012

"Fly Marines! The Centennial of Marine Corps Aviation: 1912-2012" is the name of a new exhibit that opened on January 14 at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The exhibit is made up of 91…

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New Exhibit on VN War Helicopters in Birmingham

April 27, 2011

The latest special exhibit at the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, Alabama, is The Vietnam War Helicopters Exhibit and Diorama, which opened on April 21. The Museum of Flight works to investigate, preserve, and promote southern…

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