The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

April 20, 2014

Society seeking items for Vietnam War exhibit


— The Greenbrier Historical Society is seeking photographs, artifacts and local history to include in an upcoming exhibit about remembering the Vietnam War.

The exhibit will open May 1 and run through June.

The exhibit is part of a collaborative effort with Carnegie Hall and LZ Rainelle: The West Virginia Veteran’s Reunion to host a series of special events and programs surrounding a traveling display called Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam.

The Marking Time exhibit has never before been displayed in West Virginia and contains original graffiti-covered canvas bed-racks as well as additional artifacts left behind on the General Nelson M. Walker troopship by soldiers during the Vietnam War.

To complement the Marking Time exhibit, the Greenbrier Historical Society will host a small exhibit discussing the Vietnam War and its impact in West Virginia. They would like to include photographs of local service personnel — either taken as an official portrait or during their time in service.

They would also like to include their stories (although the stories can remain anonymous if that is preferred). The use of artifacts if possible — an item owned by a veteran or even a POW bracelet bought by someone at home to support the troops — would be appreciated.

Anyone interested in loaning an item for the exhibit or with information they would like to share, should contact Director Beth McMullen at 304-645-3398 or director@greenbrierhistorical.org.

For more information on the project, check out the exhibit’s webpage at society.greenbrierhistorical.org.