1969 concluded one of the most iconic and turbulent decades in our nation's history. It was a year of seminal events that would eventually become ingrained in the heart and soul of America. From war to Woodstock, from Sesame Street to the moon- it was a year where events across the country shaped our culture.
It was a time when our nation was full of polarized ideologies, emotions, and reactions. As a new president took office with a new foreign policy strategy, the Vietnam War was televised to living rooms across the country, inspiring a range of responses.
Journey back to 1969 to explore the events and stories of a watershed year.
Exhibition on View
Vietnam Memorial Gallery
Robert Abrams Building for Law and Justice
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 8, 2019 through January 3, 2020
There are many additional stories and objects at the 1969 exhibition in the Vietnam Memorial Gallery.
Explore a limited selection of content below.