The National Archives to Hold Media Tour of The Remembering Vietnam Exhibit for Veterans Day
Media Alert · Thursday, October 18, 2018

Washington, DC

The National Archives and the National Archives Foundation will host members of the media for an exclusive tour of the Remembering Vietnam exhibit at the National Archives on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. As the final press opportunity before the exhibit closes in January, the tour will be given by the exhibit’s curator, Alice Kamps.

Remembering Vietnam is one of the most challenging stories I’ve ever had to tell,” said National Archives curator Alice Kamps. “It's a complex history that had a powerful impact on millions of people around the world, and because of this, I wanted to make sure I got it right. I sought guidance from historians and people who experienced many different aspects of the war.”

The exhibit presents both iconic and recently discovered National Archives records related to 12 critical episodes in the Vietnam War. They trace the policies and decisions made by the architects of the conflict and help untangle why the United States became involved in Vietnam, why it went on so long and why it was so divisive for American society.

“In the end, I came to find that not only was it the most challenging, but also one of the most rewarding stories I’ve ever told,” said Kamps.  

Photography and videography without flash will be permitted throughout the tour. Media representatives should use the Constitution Avenue special events entrance, at 7th Street, NW, and arrive by 8:30 a.m. RSVP to  

About the National Archives Foundation
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at:

About the National Archives
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