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New museum about Hồ Chí Minh Campaign opens in HCM City

Update: February, 02/2021 - 09:35
Visitors view exhibits at the new Hồ Chí Minh Campaign Museum in HCM City’s District. — Photo courtesy of the museum

HCM CITY — A new museum showcasing items and documents about the Hồ Chí Minh Campaign in April 1975 has opened in HCM City.

The Hồ Chí Minh Campaign Museum, which was formerly an exhibition hall about the Hồ Chí Minh Campaign established in 1987, is under the management of the 7th Military Zone Museum.

The museum aims to preserve and introduce items related to the campaign to local and foreign visitors, and to collect documents, images and items of valuable intangible heritage related to the offensive and the campaign, and organise on-site and mobile exhibitions.

Exhibits at the Hồ Chí Minh Campaign Museum. - Photo courtesy of the museum

It has 6,293 objects and more than 500 documents and images related to the general offensive in the spring of 1975 — with the historic Hồ Chí Minh Campaign as its pinnacle — which ended successfully, leading to the ultimate victory of the resistance war against the US and the reunification of the country.

Many of the items have historical value, such as the Operation Book of the Hồ Chí Minh Campaign, a national treasure.

On the occasion of the opening, the museum has received items from families of officers and soldiers who participated in the Hồ Chí Minh Campaign, such as General Lê Đức Anh, Senior Lieutenant General Hoàng Cầm, and Senior Lieutenant General Vũ Lăng.

A campaign calling for donations of images, documents, items and memorabilia related to the Hồ Chí Minh Campaign will run until April 30.  

The Hồ Chí Minh Campaign Museum is located at 2 Lê Duẩn Street in District 1. — VNS