Nov. 9: The Museum of the Albemarle Honors Vietnam Veterans with Exhibit Opening and Lecture

By on October 30, 2019

  • Exhibit opening A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans, on Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Guest lecture by Martin Tucker, photographer and Vietnam-era veteran will discuss his book Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans: Memories They Brought Home on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.

The Museum of the Albemarle invites the public to visit A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans, on exhibit from November 9, 2019 until April 30, 2020, on loan from the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. This collection of images, assembled by photographer Martin Tucker, was taken by North Carolina soldiers in Vietnam.

A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans

On Saturday, November 9th, join us as we showcase our newest exhibit: A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. view Dennis Ambruso’s historically restored PBR 721 that the Navy deployed to South Vietnam to assist in war efforts at Waterfront Park, weather permitting.

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Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans: Memories They Brought Home By Martin Tucker

Beginning at 2 p.m., Martin Tucker, photographer and Vietnam-era veteran will discuss his book Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans: Memories They Brought Home. For many veterans, this was their first opportunity to show what they could not say.

The exhibition also includes a Missing Man Table, to remind visitors of those that did not return home in addition to a 50th anniversary flag given to the Museum of the Albemarle for becoming a Commemorative Partner of the American Vietnam Commemoration.

“The Vietnam War took place literally half a world away from the United States; Vietnam was unknown to most Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. Many only knew the war from images on TV—some of which were quite graphic. But what did the war look like to the troops on the ground? Some recorded the horrors of war; others focused less on the war and more on the experience—their friendships, the Vietnamese people, the countryside, the longing for home.

This collection of intriguing images explores the human elements and experiences of Vietnam, with commentary by the veterans on what each image means to them. This exhibit offers visitors the chance to see how the troops themselves chose to remember their time in Southeast Asia.”

“Vietnam was a complex conflict, ushering in a new type of warfare: a war without borders,” said Charlie Knight, military curator at the North Carolina Museum of History. “When Martin Tucker originally collected these images and the stories that go with them, he provided a glimpse into a very turbulent time period in U.S. history. The images in 1000 Words convey what everyday life was like for those in uniform in Vietnam, and we hope that visitors will gain a greater understanding of this war 50 years ago.”

According to Tucker, “The photographs paint as broad a picture as possible . . . of what 18- to 20-year-old young men experienced in their year away from home (in addition to combat)—and how they chose to document it. They’re showing what they couldn’t say.”

Accompanying the traveling exhibit will be Vietnam era artifacts on display in the Museum of the Albemarle’s main gallery, Our Story.

For more information call 252-335-1453.

Dare County Animal Shelter

Sealed bids for completion of the Dare County Animal Shelter will be received on February 11, 2020, in Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC, for 01-Fencing, 03- Concrete, 04-Masonry, 05-Metals/ Steel, 06-Casework, 07-Roofing, 07-Caulking, 08-Glass and Glazing, 08-Doors, Frames and Hardware, 08-Overhead Doors, 09-Drywall, 09-Flooring, 09-Painting, 10- Specialties, 12- Furnishings, 21-Fire Protection, 23-Mechanical & Plumbing, 26-Electrical, 31-Sitework and 32-Landscaping.

This project will be bid and awarded in accordance with North Carolina law. Sealed proposals from Contractors will be received until 1:00 p.m. All bidders must submit for prequalification by 2:00pm on 1/24/2020. Bids submitted by non-prequalified bidders will not be considered. All bids will be opened and read aloud starting at 2:00 p.m. of the bid day. Bids must be delivered in person and on the supplied Bid Form and include a bid deposit worth 5% of the total bid value. Electronic and faxed bids will NOT be accepted or reviewed. All times are local prevailing times.

Information requests concerning the project shall be submitted in writing to: Alex Palagyi of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company via email (

Bidding material, prequalification material, and complete plans and specifications may be obtained from theWhiting-Turner Building Connected site and will be available until the bid due date. All subcontractors are responsible for emailing Alex Palagyi (alex.palagyi@ for access to the Building Connected site.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company and Dare County reserve the right to reject any and all bids, waive informalities and irregularities in bidding, and to accept bids which are considered to be in the best interest of the County. The Whiting Turner Contracting Company and Dare County also reserve the right to require any bidder to submit information needed to determine if said bidder is responsible within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 143-129.


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