Minnesota Remembers Vietnam
Now through June 2019, six communities from around the state will begin hosting events and activities aimed at remembering the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia through the power of the humanities.
St. Louis County Historical Society
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
The SEAD Project
Minnesota State University Moorhead Alumni Foundation, Inc.
HomeFront Resource Center
SGU Veterans and Families of USA, Inc.
As evidenced by the conversations sparked by the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary, the war in Vietnam and Southeast Asia left an indelible mark on millions of people. The Minnesota Humanities Center and Twin Cities PBS (TPT) hope that these host communities will convene meaningful gatherings to honor the diversity of stories and experiences around this conflict and understand our shared humanity through lasting relationships between Veteran and non-Veteran community members.
As part of this program, communities will host multiple Minnesota Remembers Vietnam public dialogue sessions and engage and build relationships with multiple communities, stakeholders and organizations in the host community and beyond. In turn, the Minnesota Humanities Center will provide logistical support, facilitator training, and co-planning in addition to grant funds of $5,000 – $20,000.
Events are happening around the state as we speak.
Presented as part of TPT’s Minnesota Remembers Vietnam initiative.