History Department
History Department

Mark Lawrence to serve as lead historian for new Vietnam War museum in Washington D.C.

Mon, March 4, 2013
Prof. Mark Lawrence
Prof. Mark Lawrence

Associate Professor Mark Lawrence is working as the lead historian on a new museum about the Vietnam War to be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Construction of the museum, known as the Education Center at the Wall, is slated to begin later this year. 

But a team of experts -- museum-designers, architects, fundraisers, and historians -- has already been hard at work for several months designing the exhibits.  Lawrence agreed last summer to join the effort as "content specialist," meaning he is responsible for developing exhibits conveying the basic history of the war. 

He is working with an Advisory Committee consisting of other top scholars of the Vietnam War as well as a high school teacher and a representative of the National Park Service.  The museum will be built a short walk from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, the well-known monument listing the names of 58,282 U.S. military personnel killed in the war.

Read the official press release here: http://www.vvmf.org/978.cfm.

Related links:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund web site:

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