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August 2, 2015
Open Sunday Swing featuring Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing!
Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for
dancers of all levels while local musicians play WWII-era hits....
August 2, 2015 1:30 PM
August 4, 2015
RSVP Meet the Author: The Official Launch of Alex Kershaw's New Book "Avenue of Spies"
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

5:00 pm Reception | 6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A
| 7:00 pm Book Signing

Alex Kershaw's Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and
One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris
introduces us to the brave doctor who risked e...
August 4, 2015 5:00 PM
Recurring Stage Door Idol - Preliminary Round Four
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Forty-four singers were selected at the open auditions in June and the
next group will compete in BB's Stage Door Canteen during Preliminary
Round Four. Each contestant has prepared a song that was written,
recorded, or is in the style of the 1940s. Come cheer on these ta...
August 4, 2015 6:00 PM
August 5, 2015
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack
in World War II weighed forty pounds. But now The National WWII Museum
offers you the opportunity to pick up an infantryman's pack and try it
on for yourself! Join Curator Eric Rivet each Wednesday ...
August 5, 2015 9:00 AM
Recurring The Victory Belles present "America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
BB's Stage Door Canteen

11:45 am buffet seating

Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the
Andrews Sisters epitomized the “we’re all in this
together” spirit of the war years, and their optimistic songs and
exuberance made them ideal morale boosters. The...
August 5, 2015 11:45 AM
Recurring Lunchbox Lecture
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

Seth Paridon presents "70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
Veterans' Perspectives"

Research manager Seth Paridon will discuss the atomic attacks on
Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their significance in bringing an end to the
war in the Pacific. Drawing f...
August 5, 2015 12:00 PM
August 8, 2015
Recurring "Sentimental Journey: The Big Bands of World War II"
BB's Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm Dinner Seating, 8:00 pm Show Only Ticket

The National WWII Museum's own Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the
great big bands of the WWII era. This romantic evening will feature
classic hits like Sentimental Journey, Begin the Beguine, Stardust,
Sing, Sing, Sing...
August 8, 2015 6:00 PM
August 9, 2015
Open Sunday Swing featuring Jimmy Maxwell
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing!
Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for
dancers of all levels while local musicians play WWII-era hits....
August 9, 2015 1:30 PM
August 12, 2015
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack
in World War II weighed forty pounds. But now The National WWII Museum
offers you the opportunity to pick up an infantryman's pack and try it
on for yourself! Join Curator Eric Rivet each Wednesday ...
August 12, 2015 9:00 AM
August 15, 2015
Open Celebrating the End of the War
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

On August 14, 1945, word spread here in the United States (it was
already August 15 across the International Dateline in Japan) that
Japan had surrendered and the fighting was over. Although the
surrender documents were not officially signed until Septembe...
August 15, 2015 11:00 AM
Recurring Living History Corps

The Museum's World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the Living
History Corps, are local volunteers who enrich the visitor's Museum
experience with their wealth of information and stories. Wearing the
uniforms and carrying the equipment of both the Allied and Axis forces,
they share thei...
August 15, 2015 11:00 AM
August 16, 2015
Open Sunday Swing featuring Palmetto Bug Stompers
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing!
Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for
dancers of all levels while local musicians play WWII-era hits....
August 16, 2015 1:30 PM
August 18, 2015
Open Stage Door Idol - FINALS
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Join us in The National WWII Museum’s BB's Stage Door Canteen
where contestants will vie for the title of the next Stage Door Idol!
Area hopefuls will perform hits of the war years for celebrity judges
and will be singing alongside our Victory 6 Swing Band! Finalist...
August 18, 2015 6:00 PM
August 19, 2015
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack
in World War II weighed forty pounds. But now The National WWII Museum
offers you the opportunity to pick up an infantryman's pack and try it
on for yourself! Join Curator Eric Rivet each Wednesday ...
August 19, 2015 9:00 AM
Recurring The Victory Belles present "America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
BB's Stage Door Canteen

11:45 am buffet seating

Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the
Andrews Sisters epitomized the “we’re all in this
together” spirit of the war years, and their optimistic songs and
exuberance made them ideal morale boosters. The...
August 19, 2015 11:45 AM
Recurring Lunchbox Lecture
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

Rob Wallace presents "Power of Sulfa Powders"

What is that powder they sprinkle on wounds in Band of Brothers? How
did they make all that penicillin? Why didn't Dr. Florey take off his
coat from the time he left London until he arrived in the United
States?...
August 19, 2015 12:00 PM
August 20, 2015
Ticketed Online Learning Series: Behind the Scenes of Fighting for the Right to Fight

Behind the Scenes of Fighting for the Right to Fight

Join curator Eric Rivet as he takes webinar participants through the
Museum's latest special exhibit, Fighting for the Right to Fight:
African American Experiences in WWII. Explore the stories of some of
the one million African Americans who ...
August 20, 2015 12:00 PM
August 22, 2015
Ticketed Family Workshop: "Fighting for the Right to Fight" Hands-on Workshop and Exhibit Exploration
Education Classroom and Special Exhibition Galleries, Louisiana
Memorial Pavilion


In this family workshop, participants will learn about the African
American military units that helped achieve Allied victory in World War
II. Included are hands-on activities relating to the 761st Tank
Battalion,...
August 22, 2015 10:30 AM
Recurring "Sentimental Journey: The Big Bands of World War II"
BB's Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm Dinner Seating, 8:00 pm Show Only Ticket

The National WWII Museum's own Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the
great big bands of the WWII era. This romantic evening will feature
classic hits like Sentimental Journey, Begin the Beguine, Stardust,
Sing, Sing, Sing...
August 22, 2015 6:00 PM
August 23, 2015
Open Sunday Swing featuring Pfister Sisters
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing!
Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for
dancers of all levels while local musicians play WWII-era hits....
August 23, 2015 1:30 PM
August 25, 2015
Open Dinner with a Curator

Kim Guise presents "Wee Warriors"

Hear select stories of children on the American Home Front and how
their lives were affected by the global conflict of World War II. In
1943, Billy Michal was a six-year old boy in the rural town of
Zimmerman, Louisiana. He won a statewide scrap drive and recei...
August 25, 2015 6:30 PM
August 26, 2015
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack
in World War II weighed forty pounds. But now The National WWII Museum
offers you the opportunity to pick up an infantryman's pack and try it
on for yourself! Join Curator Eric Rivet each Wednesday ...
August 26, 2015 9:00 AM
RSVP Documentary Screening: "If That's So, Then I'm a Murderer" by Walter Manoschek
Solomon Victory Theater

In Partnership with UNO’s Center Austria





5:00 pm Reception | 6:00 pm Screening | 7:30 pm
Filmmaker Discussion and Q&A

Part of the Museum's "Year of Remembrance" Series

Join us August 26 as Walter Manoschek screens his gripping documentary,

August 26, 2015 5:00 PM
August 30, 2015
Open Sunday Swing featuring the Victory 6
BB's Stage Door Canteen

Dance lessons, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Live music, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing!
Professional swing dancers will be on hand to provide coaching for
dancers of all levels while local musicians play WWII-era hits....
August 30, 2015 1:30 PM

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August 30, 2015
Sunday Swing featuring the Victory 6
1:30 pm–4:30 pm
BB's Stage Door Canteen

September 2, 2015
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of V-J Day
10:30 am–12:00 pm
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

September 2, 2015
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

September 2, 2015
Culture Collision 7
5:30 pm–8:00 pm
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

September 9, 2015
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

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