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ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

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About the Museum
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The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum. Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2003, Congress officially designated us as America’s National WWII Museum. The National WWII Museum is a private 501c3 corporation.

Designated by Congress in 2003 as America’s National WWII Museum, the campus includes the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, showcasing the large artifacts of the war and exhibits on D-Day at Normandy, the Home Front and the Pacific; the Solomon Victory Theater, a 4D theater showing the exclusive Tom Hanks production, Beyond All Boundaries; the Stage Door Canteen, where the music and entertainment of the “Greatest Generation” comes to life; the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, where staff and volunteers restore artifacts in public view; The American Sector restaurant and Soda Shop — delicious onsite dining options; and the new US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, where exhibits and interactive experiences paint the picture of a nation mobilized for war.

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WHAT'S ON:

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October 22, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

October 22, 2014
Lagniappe Lecture/Meet the Author
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

October 22, 2014
"America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

October 24, 2014
WWII AirPower Expo 2014
9:00 am – 5:00 pm New Oreans Lakefront Airport

October 24, 2014
WWII AirPower Swing Dance
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New Orleans Lakefront Airport Terminal

October 24, 2014
"The Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket
Stage Door Canteen

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