Black and white photograph of a soldier with helicopter in background, captive men sitting on ground in front of him

Exploring the pivotal struggles felt both on the war front and the home front, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 looks at how the divisive war challenged democracy, citizenship, patriotism, and the foundations of American life. More than 300 artifacts, photographs, artworks, documents, films, and interactive digital media help to convey the story.

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