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MA-10-15-0139-15

New-York Historical Society
Fiscal Year: 
2015
Award: 
$150,000.00
City: 
New York
State: 
NY
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Learning Experiences

The New-York Historical Society will engage audiences around a major exhibition on one of the most turbulent events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public programs and discussions, educational curricula, workshops for students and teachers, and a multimedia resource website, laying the groundwork for a national dialogue on the legacy and lessons of the war. The project, expected to serve over 400,000 individuals, will offer accessible points of engagement for general audiences as well as target constituencies of American veterans and active military personnel, middle and high school students and teachers, and intergenerational visitors. The exhibition will present a range of nuanced, conflicting, and evolving perspectives on the era, encouraging visitors to view the war as a passageway into a matrix of social, political, and philosophical issues that, together, form a comprehensive understanding of the war and its implications for American society at large.