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November 1, 2014
Recurring Victory Corps Saturday

Most museums state loudly "Hands-Off!", but with The National WWII
Museum's teen Victory Corps program, it's HANDS-ON. Explore and learn
about WWII history in an exciting, new way — through touching
actual artifacts from the war that changed the world. At stations
placed strategically thro...
November 1, 2014 10:00 AM
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by on...
November 1, 2014 6:00 PM
November 2, 2014
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by o...
November 2, 2014 11:00 AM
November 5, 2014
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

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...
November 5, 2014 9:00 AM
Recurring "America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
Stage Door Canteen

11:45 am buffet seating

Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant
performances for troops here and abroad, the Andrews Sisters epitomized
the “we’re all in this together” spirit of the war
years. The Victory Belles are proud to honor...
November 5, 2014 11:45 AM
Recurring Lunchbox Lecture
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

Joey Balfour presents "The Sinking of the USS Panay"

On the afternoon of Sunday, December 12, 1937 the US Navy gunboat USS
Panay was attacked and sunk by Japanese air and surface forces while
anchored in the middle of the Yangtze River approximately 27 mile...
November 5, 2014 12:00 PM
November 6, 2014
RSVP Special Presentation - "What Jackie Taught Us"
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Tina Santi Flaherty presents “What Jackie Taught Us: Lessons from
the Remarkable Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis”
Moderated by Angela Hill

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

A woman of confidence and pas...
November 6, 2014 5:00 PM
November 7, 2014
Recurring "The Rat Pack Now" Tribute Show
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

Back by popular demand, The Rat Pack Now is a world-class Rat Pack
tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy, and camaraderie of
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The nonstop
entertainment features classi...
November 7, 2014 6:00 PM
November 8, 2014
Recurring Victory Corps Saturday

Most museums state loudly "Hands-Off!", but with The National WWII
Museum's teen Victory Corps program, it's HANDS-ON. Explore and learn
about WWII history in an exciting, new way — through touching
actual artifacts from the war that changed the world. At stations
placed strategically thro...
November 8, 2014 10:00 AM
Recurring "The Rat Pack Now" Tribute Show
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

Back by popular demand, The Rat Pack Now is a world-class Rat Pack
tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy, and camaraderie of
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The nonstop
entertainment features classi...
November 8, 2014 6:00 PM
November 9, 2014
Recurring "The Rat Pack Now" Tribute Show
Stage Door Canteen

11:00 pm brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket

Back by popular demand, The Rat Pack Now is a world-class Rat Pack
tribute show recapturing the music, style, comedy, and camaraderie of
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr. The nonstop
entertainment features class...
November 9, 2014 11:00 AM
Open US Army Jazz Ambassadors Big Band Concert
Battle Barksdale Parade Ground

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United
States Army. Formed in
1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and
abroad performing America's
greatest original art form—jazz.

Please join us for this special conce...
November 9, 2014 1:00 PM
November 11, 2014
Open Veterans Day at the Museum

Free admission for all veterans to Museum exhibit galleries. WWII
veterans receive free admission every day to Museum exhibit galleries,
Beyond All Boundaries and Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine
Experience.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Knit Your Bit Scarf Handout to Veterans
Louisiana Memori...
November 11, 2014 9:00 AM
November 12, 2014
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

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...
November 12, 2014 9:00 AM
Recurring "America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
Stage Door Canteen

11:45 am buffet seating

Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant
performances for troops here and abroad, the Andrews Sisters epitomized
the “we’re all in this together” spirit of the war
years. The Victory Belles are proud to honor...
November 12, 2014 11:45 AM
RSVP Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy Exhibit Opening
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion and Special Exhibition Gallery

5:00 pm Reception | 6:00 pm Program

Join exhibit curator and historian Keith Huxen as he introduces and
gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s newest special
exhibition. A reception will precede the event at 5:00 pm.

Fo...
November 12, 2014 5:00 PM
November 14, 2014
RSVP Lagniappe Lecture - "Counting Coup on the Nazis: The Contributions of American Indians in WWII"
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

Megan Byrnes presents "Counting Coup on the Nazis: The Contributions of
American Indians in WWII"

Many people primarily know about the work of the Navajo Code Talkers in
the Pacific, but did you know that American Indians participated in all
aspects and all...
November 14, 2014 12:00 PM
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by on...
November 14, 2014 6:00 PM
November 15, 2014
Recurring Victory Corps Saturday

Most museums state loudly "Hands-Off!", but with The National WWII
Museum's teen Victory Corps program, it's HANDS-ON. Explore and learn
about WWII history in an exciting, new way — through touching
actual artifacts from the war that changed the world. At stations
placed strategically thro...
November 15, 2014 10:00 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, the...
November 15, 2014 11:00 AM
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by on...
November 15, 2014 6:00 PM
November 16, 2014
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by o...
November 16, 2014 11:00 AM
November 18, 2014
RSVP Lagniappe Lecture - "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Dr. Richard Kurin presents “The Smithsonian’s History of
America in 101 Objects”
5:00 pm Reception | 6:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

From Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's
kitchen, this captivating history talk trace...
November 18, 2014 5:00 PM
November 19, 2014
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

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...
November 19, 2014 9:00 AM
Recurring "America's Wartime Sweethearts: A Tribute to The Andrews Sisters"
Stage Door Canteen

11:45 am buffet seating

Known for close harmonies, synchronized dance steps, and exuberant
performances for troops here and abroad, the Andrews Sisters epitomized
the “we’re all in this together” spirit of the war
years. The Victory Belles are proud to honor...
November 19, 2014 11:45 AM
Recurring Lunchbox Lecture
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

Dan Olmsted presents "World War II Music"

World War II is the first war in which everyone had a radio in their
home. The radio served as a means to receive news about the war and a
source of entertainment. Find out how the music of World War II
reflected th...
November 19, 2014 12:00 PM
November 21, 2014
Open Free Student Webinar

The Post Industrial Revolution and WWII: A Cross-Country Webinar about
Mass Production and Problem Solving on the US Home Front

Featuring The National WWII Museum and The Yankee Air Museum

Join The National WWII Museum and the Yankee Air Museum to uncover how
US industries exceeded all product...
November 21, 2014 10:00 AM
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by on...
November 21, 2014 6:00 PM
November 22, 2014
Ticketed Family Workshop: Navy School
Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

Whether in the Atlantic or the Pacific, it was the US Navy’s job
to control the high seas. In the Navy School Family Workshop,
participants will get their sea legs as they learn some of the skills
of basic seamanship including semaphore and naval flag signaling,...
November 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Recurring Victory Corps Saturday

Most museums state loudly "Hands-Off!", but with The National WWII
Museum's teen Victory Corps program, it's HANDS-ON. Explore and learn
about WWII history in an exciting, new way — through touching
actual artifacts from the war that changed the world. At stations
placed strategically thro...
November 22, 2014 10:00 AM
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by on...
November 22, 2014 6:00 PM
November 23, 2014
Recurring "Mysterious Wisterias" starring Ricky Graham
Stage Door Canteen

11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket

You are invited to the Mysterious Wisterias Plantation for an evening
of music and murder! Join a party of daffy detectives, wisecracking
reporters, ditzy chorus girls, Hollywood wannabes, and undercover Nazi
spies as one by o...
November 23, 2014 11:00 AM
RSVP Exclusive Advance Screening - "Against the Sun"
Solomon Victory Theater

5:30 pm reception | 6:30 pm screening

In one of the most harrowing true stories of World War II, three US
Navy airmen crash-land their torpedo bomber in the South Pacific and
find themselves on a tiny life raft, surrounded by open ocean. No food.
No water. No hope of res...
November 23, 2014 5:30 PM
November 26, 2014
Recurring White Glove Wednesdays
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

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...
November 26, 2014 9:00 AM
Recurring "The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays"
Stage Door Canteen

11:45 am buffet seating

Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all
the way as the Victory Belles (and a special guest!) take you to a
nostalgic Winter Wonderland of vintage musical classics. We’ll
celebrate the season with such delights as I&...
November 26, 2014 11:45 AM
Recurring Pub Quiz
Stage Door Canteen

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.
November 26, 2014 6:00 PM
November 27, 2014
Open CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day

The National WWII Museum, Museum Store, Solomon Victory Theater, US
Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, Stage Door Canteen, Kushner
Restoration Pavilion, American Sector and Soda Shop will all be closed.
All venues will reopen for regular hours on Friday, November 28, 2014.

November 27, 2014 9:00 AM
November 28, 2014
Recurring "The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays"
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all
the way as the Victory Belles (and a special guest!) take you to a
nostalgic Winter Wonderland of vintage musical classics. We’ll
celebrate the season...
November 28, 2014 6:00 PM
November 29, 2014
Recurring "The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays"
Stage Door Canteen

6:00 pm dinner seating, 8:00 pm show only ticket

Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all
the way as the Victory Belles (and a special guest!) take you to a
nostalgic Winter Wonderland of vintage musical classics. We’ll
celebrate the season...
November 29, 2014 6:00 PM
November 30, 2014
Recurring "The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays"
Stage Door Canteen

11:00 am brunch seating, 1:00 pm show only ticket

Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all
the way as the Victory Belles (and a special guest!) take you to a
nostalgic Winter Wonderland of vintage musical classics. We’ll
celebrate the seaso...
November 30, 2014 11:00 AM

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

November 23, 2014
Exclusive Screening - "Against the Sun"
5:30 pm reception | 6:30 pm screening
Solomon Victory Theater

November 26, 2014
"The Victory Belles Ring in the Holidays"
11:45 am buffet seating
Stage Door Canteen

November 26, 2014
White Glove Wednesdays
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

November 26, 2014
Pub Quiz
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stage Door Canteen

November 27, 2014
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day

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