The only site of its kind in the United States; our Museum and Memorial are dedicated to explaining the history, legacies and lasting impact of the Vietnam Era. Through ceremonies, programs and exhibitions, we work with an incredibly diverse community that allows us to explore the complexities of the Vietnam Era in a way that is relevant today. Each year we work with more than 10,000 New Jersey students and teachers.
This year marks our 20th anniversary, we are planning a capital project to make critical improvements and repairs to our site. Over the past twenty years, our site has aged and the museum technology of 1998 is no longer engaging or efficient. In addition, as the generation of New Jersey’s Vietnam Veterans have matured, they have donated artifacts, which these Veterans kept as mementos of their tours of duty. We anticipate an influx of donations over the next ten years; legacies we will not be able to preserve and share without enhanced storage space and galleries for interpretation and display.