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Story Gathering - Perham Area

ITOW Veterans Museum and HACA Art & Events Gallery
805 West Main Street
Perham, Minnesota 56573
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

We want to hear your story.

To document how this turbulent time shaped life in the prairie region, Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo-Moorhead has begun “Prairie Memories: The Vietnam War Years,” a year-long, region-wide initiative aimed at inspiring Minnesotans and North Dakotans to remember and share stories, recognize bravery, honor those lost, express reasons for dissent, and foster understanding of the lasting impact of war.

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Screening - Willmar Area: The Vietnam War PBS

Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services
2200 23rd Street Northeast #1020
Willmar, MN 56201
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Segments of The Vietnam War PBS — a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick set to air nationwide on PBS from September 17-28 — will form the basis of facilitated dialogues carried out with assistance from the Minnesota Humanities Center, local veterans service offices, and several other local partners.

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Story Gathering - Metro Area

Minnesota State Fair
1434 Cosgrove Street (4-H Building)
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Stop by TPT’s booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Military Appreciation Day, Tuesday, August 29, to share your Vietnam War story for inclusion in the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Story Wall.

Whether you are a veteran, protestor, refugee, or a family member of anyone affected by the war, we’d like to hear from you.

The TPT booth is located on the first level of the 4-H building on Cosgrove Street.


Story Gathering - Metro Area

Minnesota State Fair
1434 Cosgrove Street (4-H Building)
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Stop by TPT’s booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Hmong MN Day, Monday, September 4, to share your Vietnam War story for inclusion in the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Story Wall.

Whether you are a veteran, protestor, refugee, or a family member of anyone affected by the war, we’d like to hear from you.

The TPT booth is located on the first level of the 4-H building on Cosgrove Street.


Screening - Milbank Area: The Vietnam War PBS

Milbank High School Theater
1101 East 4th Avenue
Milbank, SD 57252
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Segments of The Vietnam War PBS — a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick set to air nationwide on PBS from September 17-28 — will form the basis of facilitated dialogues carried out with assistance from the Minnesota Humanities Center, local veterans service offices and several other local partners.

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Screening - Marshall Area: The Vietnam War PBS

Southwest Minnesota State University Conference Center
1501 State Street
Marshall, MN 56258
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Segments of The Vietnam War PBS — a 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick set to air nationwide on PBS from September 17-28 — will form the basis of facilitated dialogues carried out with assistance from the Minnesota Humanities Center, local veterans service offices and several other local partners.

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Screening & Lunch - Walker Area: The Vietnam War PBS

Northern Lights Casino
6800 Y Frontage Road NW
Walker, Minnesota 56484
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Bemidji’s Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) will host a free lunch and special advance screening of the PBS landmark documentary film series “The Vietnam War.”

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