On Friday, TSLA opens Forgotten War, Unforgettable Memories: The Korean War Experience of David Brock and Counting the Days and Getting Short: The Vietnam War Experience of Christopher Ammons. An opening reception for these two exhibits honoring veterans of the Korean War and the Vietnam War will take place at TSLA's Memorial Hall on Friday, November 9th at 11:00 a.m. I hope you'll make plans to attend:
Tennessee Remembers: Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans
In conjunction with our ongoing veterans' survey project, Tennessee Remembers, TSLA has prepared these exhibits featuring materials from David Brock, a Tennessean who served in the Korean War, and Christopher Ammons, a Tennessean who served in the Vietnam War.
The exhibits track the wartime experiences of these two men through their own photographs, correspondence, documents, and artifacts. They provide unique and personal perspectives on the Korean War and Vietnam War, as seen through the eyes of two Tennesseans who served.
Recently, Christopher Ammons donated his personal papers to TSLA, including photographs, letters and memorabilia. An online exhibit featuring the Ammons collection is now available for viewing. Visit TSLA's web site for more information involving these exhibits and TSLA's ongoing oral history projects involving Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. The exhibits will be displayed through March 1, 2013, and will include wartime photographs, correspondence, documents and artifacts provided by Brock and Ammons.
At the Metro Archives, you'll also want to make plans to visit the newest exhibit featuring items from Nashville's Cold War past.
On October 26th, the Metro Archives opened a new exhibit entitled, "Target Nashville: Cold War In The Mid-South," featuring items relating to nuclear war and Nashville in the Cold War era 1958-1990, including this ominous map of Nashville...
The world was on the brink of war, and Nashville wanted to be prepared. This map of evacuation routes appeared as early as 1960 in the Nashville-Davidson County survival plan. Note the damage and percent of deaths by radius from the blast zone in the bottom right-hand corner.
Visit the Metro Nashville Archives Facebook page for further information and updates about this new exhibit.