Vietnam Exhibit Coming to Wayne County

In support of this year’s Wayne County Reads program, three Wayne County organizations will host an exhibit of photos by Vietnam veterans. The A Thousand Words the exhibit includes 60 black and white and color reproductions of photographs taken by North Carolina Vietnam veterans during their tours.

Curator of the exhibit is Winston-Salem photojournalist and teacher, Martin Tucker.  Tucker began working on the exhibit in 2004.  He says, “What began as a simple idea for a black and white darkroom class at a community arts school has snowballed into a national traveling exhibition.”

This year’s Wayne County Reads selection, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien features stories from the Vietnam War.

Exhibit schedule:

January 20 to Friday, January 31.  Arts Council of Wayne County, 102 N John Street, Goldsboro.  (919)736-3300.

February 1 to February 18.  University of Mount Olive Library, 634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive.

February 19 to March 4. Wayne County History Museum, 116 N William Street, Goldsboro.

For more information call the Arts Council of Wayne County (919)736-3300 or go to

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