The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War

When:
January 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
2018-01-25T19:00:00-05:00
2018-01-25T21:30:00-05:00
Where:
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
USA
Cost:
Members-Only
The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War @ Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

To mark the opening of the Newseum’s newest exhibit, “The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War,” the Newseum looks back at the 1968 Battle of Huê´, the bloodiest single battle of the Tet Offensive and a turning point that changed the course of the Vietnam War.

This new exhibit features 20 large-format photographs and 10 tactile versions of John Olson’s original photographs taken at the battle with touch-activated sensors that provide audio interviews that allow visually impaired visitors to experience the images through touch and sound. Artifacts from the Marines in Huê´ will also be displayed.

Program panelists include John Olson, a former photographer with Stars and Stripes, whose photographs are featured in the exhibit, and veterans A.B. Grantham, Myron Harrington and Robert Thompson who fought in the battle.

Mark Bowden, best-selling author of the book “Huê´ 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam,” will moderate the conversation.

A VIP reception will be hosted before the program for Friends of the First Amendment Society and Corporate members. To learn how you can attend this VIP function, please contact Cassie Hurley at churley@newseum.org or 202/292-6557.

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