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GALLERY I - OVERTURE

The first of the galleries will introduce visitors to the cultural and social aspects of the Vietnam era. From the Civil Rights struggles to the sexual revolution, it was a period of tremendous change and upheaval. This gallery will feature artifacts and images from the era including clothing, popular entertainment, and key world figures.

International events in the 1960s also contributed to shape the era, including the Prague Spring, British pop culture, the Arab-Israeli War, and other significant international events. At home, the Sixties conjure up images of youthful optimism contrasted with the tragic assassinations of popular leaders from John F. Kennedy to Martin Luther King.

For many people, the Vietnam era is immediately associated with the decade of the Sixties. Yet, it spans more than that decade, and the Sixties were more than Vietnam, hippies, and counterculture. And the Vietnam era is more complex than most people realize, even those who lived through it. This Gallery will set the stage for the other exhibits and the rest of the museum.

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