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

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice Attractions awards based on feedback from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. The National WWII Museum, currently ranked #1 of 150 New Orleans attractions, was named a Travelers’ Choice Attraction for 2013. The National WWII Museum was named the #7 museum in the United States and #14 worldwide for 2013.

Plan your visit to the Museum today.

Follow us on Twitter @wwiitoday for regular updates on 70th anniversaries in America’s WWII story featuring images, oral histories and artifacts from the Museum’s collection.

Visit our calendar for information on upcoming programs and events at the Museum or sign up for our email list to receive regular updates.

 

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FEATURED EVENTS:

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Lunchbox Lecture
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Stan Chiocchio presents "B-17’s over Germany in 1914." Pre-order your lunch and pick it in The Soda Shop before the next lecture. Call 528-1944 x 210 for the daily soup and sandwich special and to place your order!

 

Dinner with a Curator
Dinner with a Curator is a seasonal series where Museum staff and guests will discuss a featured topic related to World War II while enjoying a delicious three-course dinner. All dinners catered by Chef John Besh at the Museum’s American Sector restaurant. Space is limited and reservations are required.

 

Meet the Author and Book Signing
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Colors of Confinement showcases 65 stunning images from this extremely rare collection of color photographs, presented along with three interpretive essays by leading scholars and a reflective, personal essay by a former Heart Mountain internee. RSVP online now.

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WHAT'S ON:

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April 23, 2014
The Victory Belles present "Spirit of America"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

April 23, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 25, 2014
The Andrews Brothers
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

April 26, 2014
The Andrews Brothers
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

April 27, 2014
The Andrews Brothers
11:30 am brunch seating
Stage Door Canteen

April 29, 2014
Dinner with a Curator
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kim Guise presents "Chow Time: Feeding an Army in Word World II"

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MUSEUM BLOG:

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From the staff of Higgins Industries 70 years ago and from The National WWII Museum today, Happy Secretary/Administrative Professional’s Day. Read More

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Today marks the 70th anniversary of the first recorded helicopter rescue by the U.S Military. U.S. Army Lieutenant Carter Harman dramatically rescued a downed pilot and three wounded British soldiers from the jungles of Burma in the Sikorsky R-4 “Hoverfly.” The high altitude and humidity lowered the capacity of the helicopter to one passenger, forcing […] Read More

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Ansel Adams. The acclaimed nature photographer, born in San Francisco in 1902, died on 22 April 1984. Adams was active during WWII and some of his work is featured in our current special exhibit, From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII. During the […] Read More

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FEATURED ARTIFACTS:

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Mother's Day in WWII

As World War II began and mothers were separated from their husbands, sons and daughters, many mothers began to wear jewelry and pins as a way to demonstrate their patriotism and sacrifice. These items were sometimes commercial pieces while others were handmade items sent from overseas. View some of the pins and jewelry that mothers around the country began to wear in honor of their loved ones overseas.


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FOCUS ON: BEHIND THE LINES TOURS

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The Best Way to See the Museum

Explore our extensive collection of artifacts not on view to the general public in the vault, climb inside a Sherman Tank and have lunch with a Museum curator in our private dining rooms. This exclusive, one-day adventure has a limited capacity of 11 guests. Advance booking is highly recommended.

Behind the Lines also includes a docent-led tour of the Museum galleries and the Kushner Restoration Pavilion, the exclusive 4D film Beyond All Boundaries, the Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience and Train Car Experience plus the breathtaking US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. Complete your day with dinner and a show in the Museum’s Stage Door Canteen, a lively 1940s-inspired entertainment venue.

Learn more about Behind the Lines Tours.

 

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