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VWM has been collecting valuable objects including documents, images, jewlery, textiles, and household items for over 30 years to create a diverse collection.  There are authentic, interesting stories behind the objects in our collections.  These objects have an importatant connection to a specific person, time or place in history. The stories they tell help create a picture to introduce vistitors to the history, culture and the development of Vietnamese women.

Objects’ Stories

Bottle lamp of Nun Dam Duyen

Bottle lamp of Nun Dam Duyen

With the spirit "All for the front, all for the nation's victory", nun Dam Duyen in Nam Ngan, Thanh Hoa province volunteered to be a courier twice though bonzes did not need to take part in the movement to carry food and weapon and other things to the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.

Daughter of the legendary Cu Chi Land

Daughter of the legendary Cu Chi Land

The story is about Vo Thi Mo, a staunch, courageous but very humane and altruistic woman. She was the leader of Cu Chi District Women Guerrilla Platoon in the American War.

A love story across half a century

A love story across half a century

Ho Toan and Hong Minh both joined the resistance wars against the French colonialists and the Americans. They fell in love and got married in 1952 at ATK in Thai Nguyen Province where Hong Minh’s troops were stationed.

Try to visit “My unmarried husband”

Try to visit “My unmarried husband”

This is the love story of ex-soldier Nguyen Thi Hong Nhan and Nguyen Manh Cuong. During the anti-US war of resistance for national salvation, they loved each other but failed to marry.