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The Wall That Heals

June 21-24 at the State Capitol Grounds

Minnesota Remembers Vietnam and Twin Cities PBS – TPT are one of 38 hosts for the 2018 tour of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s traveling “The Wall That Heals” exhibit.

“The Wall That Heals” is a mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. accompanied by the Mobile Education Center. Join us at the State Capitol Grounds for a weekend to remember, honor, understand, and heal.

For more information or to volunteer, visit MNVietnam.org/Wall.

This event is free and open to the public. Let your Facebook friends know you’re attending.


Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: Southeastern Asian Refugees

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum
2151 Lindbergh Drive South
Little Falls, MN 56345
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

As a result of the conflict in Vietnam, many Southeastern Asian people found themselves as refugees in Minnesota. Explore the refugee experience through participating in a short reading from Quiet as They Come by Angie Chau, followed by a discussion on the historical and current realities of refugees places in the United States. Light refreshments will be served.

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Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: Epilogue

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join us to remember stories and honor service as we seek to further understand and move forward from this troubled time. Hosted by Kevin Kling and Cathy Wurzer, with music provided by J.D. Steele and the MacPhail Center for Music, TPT welcomes a mix of Minnesotans to the Ordway stage to share their personal experiences, as first featured on the Story Wall.

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The Music of War

Whitney Senior Center
1527 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

As part of the Central MN Remembers Vietnam 50th Anniversary, join the HomeFront Resource Center for “Music of the War.” Each war has anthems as music is a shared vehicle of communicating emotion, experience, ideas and commentary. We will examine the music of the Vietnam war era and discuss how that music represented Americans viewpoints on the war and major cultural events surrounding that time. With facilitator Jerry Duckworth.

This program is made possible thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center.


Story Gathering Workshop: Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
1620 Lindbergh Drive South
Little Falls, MN 56345
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

What do you remember about Vietnam? Come to this open house story gathering workshop to help residents of Central Minnesota organize and prepare their stories for submission to the Minnesota Remembers Vietnam Story Wall. Staff and volunteers can assist participants in creating oral histories (written, audio, or video), scanning photographs, and photographing personal artifacts. If participants wish to take copies of their digital creations home, they should bring a memory stick. All stories are welcome — stories of military service, civilian life, families, immigrants, refugees, and activists. Light refreshments will be served.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #1

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #2

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam: Veterans’ Voices

Minnesota Military Museum
Camp Ripley, 15000 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN 56345
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Stories from Minnesota servicemen and women in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War shed light on the personal experience of war. Guests are invited to spend time in the Minnesota Voices from the Vietnam War exhibit before reading specific oral histories and having a guided discussion on what the Vietnam War meant to those who served during it. Light refreshments will be served.

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"What's Going On" Concert - Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam (First Night)

Paramount Theatre
913 W St Germain Street
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
7:30 p.m.

The revolutionary music of the ’60’s and early ’70’s served as a touchstone to home for the American troops of the Vietnam War. Everything from Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic & Country became an escape from the high tension, daily life of a soldier.

Join the FABULOUS ARMADILLOS and our special guests as we present the contributions of Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and many more who reflected this highly politicized era with their music.

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"What's Going On" Concert - Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam (Second Night)

Paramount Theatre
913 W St Germain Street
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
7:30 p.m.

The revolutionary music of the ’60’s and early ’70’s served as a touchstone to home for the American troops of the Vietnam War. Everything from Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic & Country became an escape from the high tension, daily life of a soldier.

Join the FABULOUS ARMADILLOS and our special guests as we present the contributions of Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and many more who reflected this highly politicized era with their music.

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"What's Going On" Concert - Central Minnesota Remembers Vietnam (Third Night)

Paramount Theatre
913 W St Germain Street
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
7:30 p.m.

The revolutionary music of the ’60’s and early ’70’s served as a touchstone to home for the American troops of the Vietnam War. Everything from Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul, Psychedelic & Country became an escape from the high tension, daily life of a soldier.

Join the FABULOUS ARMADILLOS and our special guests as we present the contributions of Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Santana, Janis Joplin, The Animals, Bob Dylan, Crosby Stills Nash & Young and many more who reflected this highly politicized era with their music.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #3

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #4

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #5

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #6

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #7

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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Moorhead Documentary Screening & Discussion #8

MSU Moorhead Library Room 103
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN 56563
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we view segments of “The Vietnam War,” a documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Facilitated discussion will follow the screenings.

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