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 systemís last collection day, from 10 a.m. to 4, at the headquarters library in Salisbury,
Through a Soldierís 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 veteransí experiences while serving in Vietnam.
Veteransí stories will be archived as oral histories and kept at the Edith M. Clark History Room of Rowan Public Library.
The library will copy veteransí photographs and archive them in the libraryís 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.