Thursday, Jan. 24, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will open a new exhibition from the National Archives, Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War.
Photographs are a powerful part of our collective memory of the Vietnam War. Military photographers stationed in Vietnam took thousands of photographs that covered every aspect of the conflict—photographs that are now part of our National Archives. Their assignments sent them everywhere: the jungles and swamps, forward bases, hospital ships, rivers, and air bases. Unsanitized and uncensored, these indelible images give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it. This exhibit runs through Sunday, March 31.
The mission of this event is to educate the community about the Vietnam War and honor the veterans who fought in it. The traveling exhibit will be available to visitors for more than two months, including on Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29. We will offer free admission to Vietnam Veterans on that day and will pin vets who attend with official commemorative pins.