LECTURE: FROM THE BATTLEFRONT TO THE HOMEFRONT

January 23, 2:30 pm.
FREE with Museum admission

Author, historian, and broadcaster Jeff Stein will present “From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go to War,” the story of Iowa journalists who covered conflicts from World War II to the Gulf War.

This talk is made possible by the Humanities Iowa Speakers Bureau.

Humanities Iowa

ART FOR ALL: THE GIFT OF GRATITUDE

Parents, teenagers and grandparents are invited to take inspiration from Vietnam: The Real War and explore the theme of gratitude during guided (on the hour) or self-guided tours of the exhibition.

Art activities and refreshments will be offered.

Free with museum admission.

Visitors are encouraged but not required to wear a mask.

“MY YEARS AT SEA” Artist Talk by Photographer Ron Testa

FREE with regular admission.

As part of the Vietnam: The Real War Opening Reception, Veteran Navy combat photographer Ron Testa will discuss his three tours of duty aboard the USS Ticonderoga and the selection of his images on view in the Museum’s galleries.

FLAG RAISING AND OPENING RECEPTION

FREE with Museum admission

The Marine Corps League Color Guard of Dubuque will perform a flag raising ceremony, “Taps” and read the names of local veterans who lost their lives. Also featuring an artist talk by combat photographer Ron Testa at 2:30 PM.

Refreshments will be served.