The Museum on Main is hosting a panel of five local women who served during the Vietnam War to share their stories and experiences. They worked for Army Special Services, the Red Cross, the U.S. Embassy and in Vietnamese hospitals.
The event, "Women in War: Work in a Man's World," is being held at 6:30 p.m. Friday in honor of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
The panel members will answer questions from the audience after their presentations and discuss the impact the war had on their lives after coming home. In addition to the panel discussion, the museum will show excerpts from the Emmy award-winning documentary, "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam," which features panelist Cathleen Cordova's letters.
The program will be held in the museum's gallery space, which is currently displaying Steven Burchik's photographs in the exhibit, "An Ordinary Year, An Extraordinary Time: Photographs from a Tour in Vietnam," as well as uniforms and artifacts dating from the Spanish-American War to recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The museum will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. Friday 20 for an opening reception with refreshments. Tickets are free, but space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Call the museum at 462-2766 to reserve a spot for this special event or stop by at 603 Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Learn more at www.museumonmain.org.