Press Preview for National Archives “Remembering Vietnam” Nov. 8
Media Alert · Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Washington, DC

WHAT: A special press-only “sneak peek” of the National Archives exhibit “Remembering Vietnam: Twelve Critical Episodes in the Vietnam War” before it opens to the public on Friday, November 10, 2017.  The 3,000-square-foot exhibition uses more than 80 original records from the National Archives –  including recently declassified documents – to critically reexamine major events and turning points in the war and address three critical questions about it: Why did the United States get involved? Why did the war last so long? Why was it so controversial? For more information on the exhibition, visit Learn about free public programs marking the opening. Read about the exhibition in Prologue Magazine.

Accredited members of the media should RSVP to

Press and visitors are invited to share their thoughts on social media using the hashtag #RememberingVietnam and participate in the opening week social media campaign on Twitter and Instagram, November 6-10.

WHO: David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
A’Lelia Bundles, National Archives Foundation Chair
Alice Kamps, Exhibition Curator

WHEN: Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

WHERE: Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

“Remembering Vietnam” curator Alice Kamps will lead a tour of the exhibit in the O’Brien Gallery following the remarks program. After the tour, Bell AH-1 Cobra, Bell UH-1 Iroquois, Bell OH-58 Kiowa helicopters will be available to view and tour (through November 12), courtesy of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.

“Remembering Vietnam” is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, from November 10, 2017 through January 6, 2019.  

The National Archives is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW.  National Archives Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and December 25.  For information on National Archives public programs, call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online at:   

Presented in part by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, FedEx Corporation, and the National Archives Foundation. Additional support provided by the Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, The Eliasberg Family Foundation, Inc., and HISTORYⓇ.


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