Vietnam Talk with Bob Thayer on Fri., May 31

Photographer Bob Thayer writes “for many Americans the word ‘Vietnam’ conjures memories of war and discord. But, after nearly 50 years, visiting the country again, with a friendlier mission, is both revealing and rewarding.” Join Thayer at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. as he shares photographs and videos from his time in Vietnam.

Thayer’s photographs will highlight how the Vietnam of today maintains much of its ancient culture while embracing modernity. The program will explore the country both before and after the Vietnam War and will show many of the beautiful sights.

After careers as educators in Massachusetts and summering in Maine for many years, Thayer and his wife, Linda, now live on Mount Desert Island. Thayer works seasonally as a park naturalist and devotes much of his time developing his second career as a photographer. Most of his work focuses on nature.

For more information on this talk, contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245.