NOTICE: Andrew Higgins Drive is temporarily closed to vehicles and pedestrians between Camp Street and Magazine Street for the construction of a new Founders Plaza at The National WWII Museum. The Museum's main entrance for the duration of construction is at 945 Magazine Street.
Half Off Museum Admission in September
Now's your chance to see what TripAdvisor calls the #1 attraction in New Orleans and the #4 museum in the United States! During the month of September only, Louisiana residents get half off general admission at the Museum with a valid Louisiana driver's license. Come see the dramatic expansion the Museum has undergone in recent years, including the immersive Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries. And don't miss this special opportunity to see Tom Lea: LIFE and World War II, a special exhibit that allows visitors to see the war through a fine artist's eyes. Limited to four discounted general admissions per guest.
Family Workshop: We Can Do It! STEM Workshop for Kids
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! World War II was the time of the Big Band, and Americans all across the Home Front made their ways to performances at popular venues […]
On September 27 of 1940 a vehicle prototype made by American Bantam Car Company began testing at Camp Holabird in Maryland. Bantam was the only company to respond to a request from the military for a small, lightweight, powerful, 4-wheel drive vehicle. The car tested well, but there were concerns about Bantam’s size and financial […]
The Museum’s Knit Your Bit program—for which 10,000 volunteer knitters and crocheters across the country have produced 50,000 scarves for veterans’ centers, hospitals and service organizations—celebrates its 10th anniversary with a knit-in from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center. For navigation help finding the knit-in, look for the […]
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The War in the Pacific Classroom Resources
From the Collection to the Classroom Volume 1: The War in the Pacific is a multimedia resource for teaching middle and high school students the history of World War II. In addition to primary source-based lesson plans, which align with the Common Core State Standards and National Standards for History, the curriculum includes topical overview essays, reference materials, and two introductory essays and a video from a World War II scholar. A rich array of resources—from archival documents, photographs, and artifacts to oral histories, maps, and videos from the Museum's collections and galleries—also accompany each lesson plan and overview essay.
Visit the website to view and download classroom materials on the War in the Pacific.
The 2016 International Conference on World War II, titled 1946: Year Zero—Triumph and Tragedy, embraces and enhances the standard already set by past Conferences—as the world's leading gathering of WWII historians, educators, authors, and enthusiasts since its inception in 2006. The 2016 Conference will cover the immediate postwar period while looking at key questions, with guest speakers including Ian Buruma, Kirk Saduski, Donald L. Miller, PhD, Conrad Crane, PhD, Dr. Alexandra Richie, David Kennedy, PhD, and Alex Kershaw.
The program is preceded by a symposium, exclusive to conference attendees, on the topic of espionage—as practiced during World War II and refined during the Cold War that followed—with British writer and historian Sir Max Hastings serving as keynote speaker.