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The National WWII Museum Voted TripAdvisor® Travelers’ Choice® Attraction

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Awards based on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. The National WWII Museum, currently ranked #1 of 150 New Orleans attractions on the site, was named #4 museum in the United States and #11 museum worldwide — up three spots from our rankings in both categories in the 2013 poll!

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FEATURED EVENTS:

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Pub Quiz
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the Museum’s Pub Quiz. Play one round, or all six.
The American Sector restaurant’s Happy Hour specials will be extended to players, who can also order off the restaurant menu.

 

Meet the Author
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gerhard Weinberg presents "The Legacies of World War I"
Preeminent World War II historian Gerhard L. Weinberg presents on the legacies of World War I. Presented with UNO’s Center Austria, The UNO History Department, and the Friends of the UNO Earl K. Long Library. RSVP now.

 

Lunchbox Lecture
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nathan Huegen presents "Womanless Weddings: Arkansas Drag Tradition During WWII"
Find out this rural Arkansas tradition, its movement to the mainstream during World War II, and decline soon in the postwar years. Pre-order your lunch and pick it up in The Soda Shop before the lecture. Call 528-1944 x 210 for the daily soup and sandwich special and to place your order!

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November 21, 2014
"The Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

November 21, 2014
Free Student Webinar
10:00 am – 11:00 am

November 22, 2014
"The Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

November 22, 2014
Victory Corps Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

November 22, 2014
Family Workshop: Navy School
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

November 23, 2014
"The Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

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Home Front Friday is a regular series that highlights the can do spirit on the Home Front during World War II and illustrates how that spirit is still alive today! Thanksgiving is an American holiday cherished now and during the 1940s. On the battle front, the decision was made to provide a turkey dinner for […] Read More

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As the Museum is just weeks away from the opening of our newest exhibition pavilion, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, we turn our donor spotlight on the generous supporters who contributed to our Road to Victory Capital Campaign over the years, pushing us closer to our $325 million goal! Jamey and Judy Clement […] Read More

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The holiday season is right around the corner. Why not give a gift that gives back? From small gifts to large ones, every purchase supports The National WWII Museum’s mission of educating future generations on the war that changed the world. Show your support and find a unique gift for your loved ones that will […] Read More

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High School Yearbooks from WWII

“Every day many men in the flower of their manhood die in battle.” So begins the introduction to ten pages of memorials to former students and alumni in President William McKinley High School’s Class of 1944 yearbook. Yearbooks from the WWII era offer a perspective on a world in upheaval that is both rich and uniquely personal. Of special note is alumnus Shigeo ‘Joe’ Takata, the first Japanese American to die fighting in WWII. Sgt. Takata, a member of the 100th Infantry Battalion, was killed in action on 29 September 1943 in the Salerno to Cassino Campaign.

View the yearbook in the Museum’s online collection, See You Next Year: High School Yearbooks from WWII, to find out more.


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D-Day Timeline

For over two and a half years the Allies planned and gathered their military strength to hurl into the decisive amphibious invasion of northern France and strike a mortal blow against the empire of Nazi Germany. In anticipation, Adolf Hitler stockpiled reserves across French coastlines into the Atlantic Wall defenses, determined to drive the Allied forces back into the sea. There will be no second chance for the Allies: the fate of their cause hangs upon this decisive day.

Here are pieces of the story of D-Day, told through the words and eyes of those who were there.

 

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