Vietnam War Artifacts Sought for Exhibit
Bulloch County’s Military Heritage is the county’s premier exhibit space that examines the involvement of Bulloch County, Georgia in the history of American warfare. The permanent exhibit lives in the Bulloch County annex off of Main Street and is open to the public. As new scholarships opened up new opportunities to expand the exhibit, the Georgia Southern Museum is renovating the space with the help of a History Department graduate student, Breezy James. The project seeks to educate the public on American military history and share Bulloch County’s heritage by memorializing those who died in service and by studying the past.
Currently, the exhibit covers the roots of the county in the American Revolution through the Global War on Terror. The exhibit recognizes those who paid the ultimate price in combat through memorial plaques. The space presents a rotating central exhibit that explores one war and its impact in the county. It features artifacts and interactive components to further dive into the past and understand the war on a deeper level. There is now an exhibit on the Global War on Terrorism, and the upcoming installation will highlight the Vietnam War.
The Georgia Southern Museum is seeking local artifacts to showcase in the exhibit. To reach this goal, they are hosting an event to collect artifacts from the Vietnam War era, which will be held at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Statesboro) on November 27th, 2018 from 4 o’clock to 8 o’clock in the evening. Come by during the open house and bring your artifacts and curators will take a look. They are seeking to add interviews to the Georgia Southern Museum collection from local Vietnam veterans as well, and some will be featured in the exhibit. If you are interested in loaning or donating items to the museum for the exhibit, or if you would like to be interviewed for the project, come by the SCVB on November 27th.
Contact Breana James at [email protected] for more info.