The Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese America since 1975” continues at Georgia Highlands College in Rome through March 1.

The exhibit, which opened here earlier this month, features the experiences o

f Vietnamese Americans and the 30 years of immigration to the United States since the fall of Saigon in 1975.

The public may view the exhibit Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and at other times by appointment in the Lakeview building on the Floyd campus.

Georgia Highland’s director of student life, John Spranza, said of the e


xhibit in a press release that “we have seen firsthand and recently how the U.S. economy affects the rest of the world. We really do live in an interdependent global village where understanding other cultures and regions has become particularly important.”

Divided into six sections, the exhibition follows the stages of the Vietnamese transition into America.

The exhibit debuted in January 2007 at the S. Dillon Ripley Center Concourse on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

It was developed by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program with Vietnamese-American scholar Vu Pham as the curator, and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

-Rome News Tribune