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The Vietnam Babylift:  A Mission of Hope

January  – April 2015

The Vietnam War took the lives of many. But the lives that often are not accounted for are the lives of the over one million South Vietnamese children who were orphaned in its aftermath. Children born of a Vietnamese mother and American fathers, the Amerasians, would not only be orphaned but they would be robbed of their futures, too.

A Mission of Hope transports visitors back to the dramatic rescue, Operation Babylift, as it reveals the story of three Vietnamese who escaped Saigon. The exhibit focuses on the plight of the orphans and refugees who integrated their lives into an American society, gives insight into the living conditions of the children that were left behind in orphanages and highlights the work that Pearl S. Buck International is doing to make a difference in the lives of children in Vietnam today.

Visit this limited engagement exhibit along with a tour of the Pearl S. Buck House.  Tour schedule here.

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