Vietnam Graffiti Project Call for Proposals

It must be that time of year because there have been a lot of Proposal requests.  This one comes from the Greenbrier Historical Society.

The Greenbrier Historical Society (GHS), located in Lewisburg, West Virginia, is seeking speakers in May and June 2014 as part of our Vietnam Graffiti Project.

The project is a collaborative effort with Carnegie Hall, Inc. (www.carnegiehallwv.org) and LZ Rainelle: The West Virginia Veteran’s Reunion (www.lzrainelle.com) to host a series of special events and programs surrounding a traveling exhibit called Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam. The exhibit has never before been displayed in West Virginia and contains original graffiti-covered canvas bed-racks as well as additional artifacts left behind on the General Nelson M. Walker troopship by soldiers during the Vietnam War. For more information on the exhibit, please feel free to look at the website: http://www.vietnamgraffiti.com/

To complement the Marking Time exhibit, the Greenbrier Historical Society will host a small exhibit discussing the Vietnam War and its impact in West Virginia. GHS would also like to host three to four lectures throughout May and June 2014 that touch on a number of different Vietnam Era topics – from the war itself to counterculture movements such as the “Back to the Land” movement.

The Greenbrier Historical Society is inviting historians, veterans, and students to submit proposals for presentations by March 1, 2014. Presentations should be between 40 and 90 minutes long and may include more than one speaker. Topics can be wide-ranging as long as they speak to the Vietnam Era (preference will be given to those with West Virginia connections).

Proposals need to be no more than a page and should include your name, contact information, and brief description of the presentation. If you have any questions or to submit a proposal, please contact Elizabeth McMullen at 304.645.3398 or director@greenbrierhistorical.org.

Note: Presentation dates are flexible and some travel assistance and/or honorarium may be available for presenters.

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