This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War – a time in our history that continues to impact our current culture and community. Please join with Housing Initiatives and Overture Center for the Arts for an insightful and moving photo exhibition, The Vietnam War and Its Lasting Impact, as we remember those who gave so much for our country and explore how this unique moment in America’s history continues to affect people of all ages today.
The photography is the work of two Wisconsin Vietnam War veterans: Peter Finnegan (Madison) and Bob Seitz (Tomahawk). Pete and Bob were enlisted in the same unit, but had not seen each other since the War. Housing Initiatives reunited them after 50 years to share their story with the Madison community.
September 10 – October 16
Overture Center for the Arts Playhouse Gallery (hallway just outside the Rotunda stage)
Free exhibition open to the public (Mon – Thurs 9 – 5:30, Fri 9 – 9, Sat 10:30 – 9, Sun 12 – 5)
Wed. September 21
5 – 8pm
Overture Playhouse Gallery
Free and open to the public
RSVP is appreciated by not required
Please join us for a special viewing of the exhibition during a reception that will highlight some of the outcomes of the War. We’re delighted to announce our special guests for the reception will be Madison’s Doug Bradley and Craig Werner, authors of the award-winning book We Gotta Get Out of This Place.
Doug and Craig will discuss how popular music was at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam.
Housing Initiatives will update the community on Madison’s progress toward ending veteran homelessness and highlight Housing Initiatives’ current project to house 60 more homeless veterans and other homelessness neighbors with mental illness.
Please join Housing Initiatives and Overture to remember the Vietnam War and our veterans, discuss the impacts, and learn how our community has come together to combat veteran homelessness.
Thank you to our awesome sponsors!