WUCF has launched a series of at least six videos that focus on the “Little Vietnam” neighborhood that exists around the intersection of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive – otherwise known as the ViMi District or Mills 50.
The series is hosted by Ricky Ly; engineer by day and food blogger at Tasty Chomps (Website) by night.
The first episode sees Ly visiting Tien Hung Market, a popular Asian market located at 1110 E. Colonial Drive [GMap].
The series is part of WUCF’s programming leading up to the launch of a collaborative exhibit at the Orange County History Center on September 7 called Leaving Vietnam: Building a New Life in Central Florida. The exhibit will use oral histories gathered from the area to explore the impact of the Vietnam War on Central Florida and share how local veterans were shaped by their experiences on the front lines.
An exclusive preview screening of the new documentary film series The Vietnam War HERE by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will be hosted on September 17 at the History Center as part of this exhibit. Click for more information on the screening.
Click HERE for more information on the exhibit and related events.