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Construction Begins on Hanoi Hilton Exhibit at The American Heritage Museum

Houston, TX (August 9, 2022) - Construction of a Hanoi Hilton Exhibit at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, Massachusetts has begun. The remains of the actual POW Camp called Prison Hoa Lò, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, were donated to the Vietnam War Flight Museum in Houston in August 2020. In hopes that a first-class interactive exhibit could be created, the artifacts were given on permanent loan to the American Heritage Museum. Museum leaders anticipate the exhibit to be finished in time for the 50th Anniversary of the return of the U.S. POWs from Vietnam.

The American Heritage Museum plans to transform the remains of the Hanoi Hilton into a tribute to those who endured torture and isolation in the prison. This exhibit will be the only museum outside of Vietnam where visitors will be able to touch the actual walls, doors, and beds that POWs lived within during their years of imprisonment. Other museums have recreated examples of cells, but nowhere else will you find such a large reconstruction of original materials to tell the story of American prisoners of the Vietnam War.

Video preview of the exhibit:

For more information about the exhibit visit The American Heritage Museum website https://www.hanoihiltonexhibit.org/the-project.

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