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by Report submitted · April 20th, 2017


The Marion Heritage Center and Museum will present a program entitled "The Peace Movement" at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Ms. Vicki Hughes, Marion Historical Society board member, will review the history of the U.S. peace movement in the 20th century and especially the Vietnam War period.

America in the 1960s and early 1970s was a country in transition, moving from the post-World War II economic boom to the daily specter of the Cold War with its constant threat of nuclear annihilation. The Vietnam War and concurrent peace movement left few communities or families untouched in some way. Program attendees will be encouraged to share their personal experiences.

Ms. Hughes, a Marion resident for 30 years, has a background in historic preservation and promotion. She is the retired Director of Ushers Ferry Historic Village. She also served as the Secretary of Linn County Crime Stoppers for seven years and works for the First Lutheran Church as Food Service Coordinator.

The Center is at 590 10th Street, Marion, Iowa. The museum will open at 1 p.m. and the program will be offered from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., followed by a reception and refreshments.

The Marion's Veterans: Korea and Vietnam Wars exhibit closes on April 30, 2017. Admission to the program and exhibit is free, courtesy of a grant from the McIntyre Foundation of Cedar Rapids.
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