Library seeking Vietnam vets' photos

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 27, 2011

Rowan Public Library invites Vietnam veterans to share their stories, memories, and photographs during the library system’s last collection day, Saturday, at the headquarters library in Salisbury, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Through a Soldier’s Eyes is a collaborative project between Rowan Public Library and Waterworks Visual Arts Center to honor and illustrate the Vietnam experiences of servicemen and women, especially Rowan County natives and current residents.
Photographs and oral histories collected at the library will culminate in a photography exhibit at Waterworks in August.
The library invites community members to participate by sharing memories and photographs from their service in Vietnam. Participants can share their stories with a library staff member who will also collect photographs chronicling the veterans’ experiences while serving in Vietnam.
Veterans’ stories will be archived as oral histories and kept at the Edith M. Clark History Room of Rowan Public Library. The library will copy veterans’ photographs and archive them in the library’s collection. There are also plans to share this information with the national Veterans Memorial Project.
The exhibit at Waterworks will run from Aug. 20 through Nov. 19, with a public opening reception on Friday, Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m.
For more information contact Paul Birkhead at Rowan Public Library at 704-216-7841.