Article Date: November 30th, 2011
Category: December 2011, Exhibits
Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum
Now through 2/19/2012
This exhibit presents an overview of what was happening on Vashon during the Vietnam Era (1964 to 1975) and the impact of the war on the island. Visitors will step through the door of a fortified barracks (hootch) and hear the sounds of Huey choppers, M-60 door guns, and 1960’s rock ‘n’ roll. They will see photographs by Sgt. Christopher Gaynor and read the letters he sent home to the island during his tour of duty in Vietnam. An interactive map allows veterans or their families to identify where they served and Vietnamese Americans to identify their family’s place of origin. The Museum pays tribute to the 12 young men from Vashon who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. A Roll of Honor and a Wall of Remembrance give visitors the opportunity to share their own thoughts and memories.
The Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum is located at 10105 Bank Road in the town of Vashon. For more information, visit vashonhistory.org/museum.html.