History museum

Hinterland History Museum to Host ‘Vietnam: The Real War’

The Hinterland History Museum will welcome”Vietnam: The Real War” from May 28.

“The Upcountry History Museum is honored to be a part of the national tour of Vietnam: The Real War,” said Dana Thorpe, CEO of the Upcountry History Museum. “The exhibition pays tribute to the photojournalists who covered the war and to the more than three million men and women who left their families and all they knew to serve a distant world. More than 58,000 of that number lost their lives, including 100 from Greenville County. This special exhibit honors those who bravely answered their country’s call to duty.

The exhibit, organized by The Associated Press and the Huntsville Museum of Art, tells the story of the 20-year war through 50 photographs by AP photojournalists.

It also features items from the museum’s permanent collection, including:

  • Archival documents.
  • Objects.
  • Oral histories.

“Vietnam: The Real War” will be on display until August 21. The Backcountry History Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Entrance fees to the museum:

  • $10 – adults.
  • $9 – adults 65 and over and college students.
  • $8 – children 4 to 18 years old.
  • Free – children 3 and under.

Although the exhibition is open to all visitors, its images contain graphic content and it is not recommended for young children.

For more information and admission prices, call 864-467-3100 or visit upcountryhistory.org.