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The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

Before you meet the author, read the NEA Big Read The Things They Carried, available in multiple formats.
Before you meet the author, read the NEA Big Read The Things They Carried, available in multiple formats.
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Meet the Author, Tim O'Brien Meet the Author, Tim O'Brien

Apr 27th | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
University of Mary Washington's…
Meet The Things They Carried author Tim O'Brien at Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, University of Mary Washington.
Meet The Things They Carried author Tim O'Brien at Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, University of Mary Washington.
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NEA Big Read: The Things They Carried NEA Big Read: The Things They Carried

Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to be one of 79 recipients of an NEA Big Read grant to host Tim O'Brien's community read.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library is proud to be one of 79 recipients of an NEA Big Read grant to host Tim O'Brien's community read.
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Vietnam-Era Photo Project Vietnam-Era Photo Project

Share your personal photos to tell the story of life overseas and at home during the Vietnam-era (1965-1975).
Share your personal photos to tell the story of life overseas and at home during the Vietnam-era (1965-1975).
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Writing the War Experience Writing the War Experience

Mar 23rd | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented by author Steve Watkins.
Presented by author Steve Watkins.
Online Resource

Vietnam eMagazine Vietnam eMagazine

Vietnam Magazine Presents the full and true stories from America’s most controversial and divisive war.
Vietnam Magazine Presents the full and true stories from America’s most controversial and divisive war.
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Our Vietnam Experience Our Vietnam Experience

Mar 25th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Vietnam native Tanya Carlson and her veteran husband Tom recount their separate experiences of living through the war.
Vietnam native Tanya Carlson and her veteran husband Tom recount their separate experiences of living through the war.
Online Resource

Universal Class: The Vietnam War Universal Class: The Vietnam War

This free course provides historical background that set the stage for the conflict, the events that led directly to the war, and more.
This free course provides historical background that set the stage for the conflict, the events that led directly to the war, and more.
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Civic Lab: Who Writes History? Civic Lab: Who Writes History?

Mar 27th | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Explore resources about how history is taught and why certain people and events are considered historically significant.
Explore resources about how history is taught and why certain people and events are considered historically significant.
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Leaving a War in Our Wake: A True Story Leaving a War in Our Wake: A True Story

Mar 30th | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presented by Jon Malay, author of "War in Our Wake."
Presented by Jon Malay, author of "War in Our Wake."
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The U.S. Marine Corps: A Mobile Exhibit The U.S. Marine Corps: A Mobile Exhibit

Apr 6th | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Presented by the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Historical artifacts and replica weapons from the Vietnam War.
Presented by the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Historical artifacts and replica weapons from the Vietnam War.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection Vietnam Veterans Memorial Collection

Apr 25th | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Museum Curator Janet Folkerts (National Park Service) presents the history and ongoing management of this 250,000-item collection.
Museum Curator Janet Folkerts (National Park Service) presents the history and ongoing management of this 250,000-item collection.
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Vietnam: Our Noble Failure Vietnam: Our Noble Failure

May 25th | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Wayne Colton presents his experience as an Air Force Intelligence officer advising the Vietnamese Air Force, 1966-67.
Retired USAF Lt. Col. Wayne Colton presents his experience as an Air Force Intelligence officer advising the Vietnamese Air Force, 1966-67.
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Fast Facts on the Vietnam War Fast Facts on the Vietnam War

Timeline and detailed facts on major events that lead up and occurred during the conflict.
Timeline and detailed facts on major events that lead up and occurred during the conflict.
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CRRL History: Vietnam Memories CRRL History: Vietnam Memories

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These are soldiers' stories. They tell of their time in Vietnam and often of their fight once they came home to a nation divided.
These are soldiers' stories. They tell of their time in Vietnam and often of their fight once they came home to a nation divided.
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