Rowan Museum wants to talk to Vietnam vets
The Rowan Museum will open its newest exhibit Tour of Duty: A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans. On Sunday, Sept. 13.
Stories from Vietnam veterans are needed. Staffers, volunteers and local educators will be on hand at Rowan Museum, located at 202 N. Main St. in downtown Salisbury, to record veterans’ experiences.
This exhibit is designed by Terry Holt, president of the museum, and his exhibit committee. It will feature the latest in museum technology, allowing museum patrons, including thousands of school children, to use their iPads and smart phones to bring the veteran’s stories to life.
Vietnam veterans are invited to come and share their experiences. Each veteran will sign a wooden boot print with name, rank and service dates, and these boot prints will be placed in a trail in the exhibit. Museum patrons, using their iPad or smart phone, can aim at the boot print and bring the veteran’s story to life on their screen.
This new technology, called augmented reality, will be used throughout the exhibit and the rest of the museum’s exhibit rooms. This installation of the latest museum technology was funded through a special educational gift from the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.
Veterans can come and share their stories on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Aug. 29 and 30, and Sept. 5 and 6 from 1-4 pm.
For more information, call 704-633-5946 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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