Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam
The Rowan Public Library will host several events throughout the spring, collecting photos, stories, artifacts and other information from Rowan County Vietnam veterans.
The collections will become archived as oral histories and kept in the Edith M. Clark History Room at the library. Photos will be archived in the library’s local history collection.
All information collected is also planned to be shared with the national Veterans Memorial Project.
The Rowan Public Library is holding several additional opportunities for veterans to share their stories with the help of librarians:
• April 2, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road.
• May 7, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the east branch of the Rowan Public Library, 110 Broad St., Rockwell.
• May 27 and 28, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury.
The sound recording booth will be available at the headquarters in Salisbury, and will become a permanent fixture on the second floor of the library. Veterans will be able to record their stories orally on a voice recorder, and librarians will scan photos.
Beginning Aug. 20 through Nov. 11, Waterworks Visual Art Center will feature selected photos and oral histories from the project in a special exhibit.
Sara Grajek and Paul Birkhead are heading the project.
“I think (the veterans) like that we’re paying attention to their war and their stories,” Grajek said.
For more information contact Paul Birkhead, 704-216-7841, or headquarters, 704-216-8228.
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