New TSLA Exhibits In Nashville To Commemorate Korean And Vietnam Wars

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) will launch new exhibits providing details about the Korean and Vietnam Wars during a ceremony on Thursday.

The exhibits will tell the story of those two conflicts through the eyes of two Tennesseans – David Brock, who served in the Korean War, and Christopher Ammons, who served in the Vietnam War. The exhibits - which will be displayed in the lobby of the TSLA building through at least March 1, 2013 - include wartime photographs, correspondence, documents and artifacts provided by each of the men. Through the exhibits, people can learn their personal perspectives on the wars.

The exhibits are free and open to the public during TSLA’s regular operating hours.

The launch ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the lobby of the TSLA building, which is located at 403 Seventh Ave. North just west of the State Capitol in downtown Nashville. Scheduled speakers include Secretary of State Tre Hargett, State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill and Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder as well as members of the Tennessee General Assembly. Mr. Brock and Mr. Ammons will attend.

“We celebrate Veterans Day this month, so it is very fitting that TSLA is opening this exhibit which chronicles the wartime experiences of these two Tennesseans,” Secretary Hargett said. “I encourage people who live in or are visiting the Nashville area to stop by this exhibit and learn about these wars that helped shape our country’s history.”

TSLA is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


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