Press RoomNeville Artifact Bracket Winner
October 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vietnam Flight Suit Wins “Our Brown County” Artifact Tournament!
Green Bay, WI---October 5, 2017---After over 400 votes in the Neville Public Museum’s Our Brown County Artifact Tournament, the results are in! Over the last few weeks the community had the chance to vote bracket-style on the Neville’s Facebook page to choose an artifact that will be featured in next year’s Our Brown County exhibit!
The flight suit (1965-1973) worn by John Evans during the Vietnam War is the winner!
The story behind the flight suit:
The man who wore this flight suit flew high above the terrain of Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines between 1965 and 1973. John Evans volunteered for the U.S. Air Force and served as a combat aerial photographer. During the war, Evans was frequently shot at, but luckily was never shot down. After leaving the Air Force he became a lawyer and worked for Brown County and Oconto County. In 2016, Evans lost his battle with lung and brain cancer believed to have been caused by exposure to Agent Orange.
Our Brown County is a celebration of 200 years of history focusing on the stories that make Brown County the place we choose to live, work, and play. Explore these stories through 50 artifacts, 50 photographs, 50 people, and 50 places that demonstrate the complex, diverse, and rich history of Brown County. Our Brown County opens May 29, 2018!
We’re grateful for the community’s investment in the artifacts and for people’s willingness to share their personal stories about these pieces!
Neville Public Museum Foundation
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
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