Visitors in the gallery with Story Corps dialogues in foreground.

Operation Babylift

Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies explores the diverse experiences and lasting impacts of a dramatic airlift that removed more than 2,000 Vietnamese children from their war-torn country to be adopted by American families as Saigon fell in April 1975.

The exhibition, co-curated by the Presidio Trust and the Adoption Museum Project, and designed by Volume, Inc. was shaped by input from more than two dozen community contributors. It marks the 40th anniversary of Operation Babylift and the end of the Vietnam War.

Gizmo helped by creating all of the custom oak furniture pieces, artifact displays, and interactive activities, mounting photos and a timeline, and using StoryCorps dialogues between adoptees and Presidio volunteers adapting authentic equipment from the era transformed into multi-media experiences.