New York State Council
20 Rochester, 77 Tonawanda, 193 Leroy, 268 Lockport, 459 Cassadaga,
Niagara Falls, 865 Jamestown
Ted Wilkinson, Director
Contact: Patrick W. Welch, President Chapter 77
Western District VVA NYSC
September 11, 2006 - REMBEMER
Vietnam Veterans Art Exhibit
Tonawanda, NY – Vietnam
Veterans of America is pleased to announce the opening of an art exhibit in Brockport,
State University of New York at Brockport, the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL and the New York State Western
District Chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America present; The Things We Carried Art Exhibit.
The National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, http://www.nvvam.org/
houses over 1,500 works of art, including
paintings, photography, sculpture, poetry and music. All works in the museum’s permanent collection were created by
125 artists, who chronicled their individual experiences from the Vietnam War. The exhibit at SUNY Brockport will present
a portion of these works for the viewing pleasure of all Western New Yorkers.
main sponsor for this exhibit which will be housed at the Drake Memorial Library on the school campus. Inspired by the
Freshman Summer Reading selection, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, this exhibit is one of a number of events
planned throughout the fall semester incorporating themes from the book. For more information about events planned go
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapters for the
Western New York, http://www.nyvietnamvets.org/new_york_state_council.htm area will provide exhibits of the various equipment, artifacts and exhibits that local veterans brought back from their
tours of duty. Ted Wilkinson, Western District Director for the New York State
Council of VVA has coordinated the participation of Chapter 20, Rochester; Chapter 77, Tonawanda; Chapter 193, Leroy; Chapter 268, Lockport;
Chapter 459, Cassadaga; Chapter 681, Niagara Falls and Chapter 865, Jamestown.
OPENS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2006
Vietnam Veterans Chapters will provide Color Guard for opening ceremony
at 4:00 PM
Exhibit runs daily
till October 31, 2006
State University of New York at Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
DRAKE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Directions to the school can be found at this
A campus map can be found at this link:
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Vietnam Veterans of America
A Not for Profit Veterans Service Organization
Chartered by the United States Congress