CAMPAIGNS OF COURAGE: EUROPEAN AND PACIFIC THEATERS:
Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, the newest pavilion of The National WWII Museum, brings visitors inside the story of how the war was won. Immersive galleries tell the stories of American forces as they advance against distant enemies, with the experiences of individual citizen soldiers embedded in the larger story of the war. The pavilion features two floors of permanent exhibit galleries, The Duchossois Family Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries and Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries.
From bitter setbacks in the first desert battles in North Africa to the struggle at Germany’s doorstep, the galleries in Road to Berlin recreate the challenging environments and battlefields where Allied forces fought. The result is a richly layered, multimedia experience that invites exploration and connection.
Although the nation’s attention had long been drawn to events in Europe, it was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that officially brought America into World War II. Road to Tokyo builds on that galvanizing event, following the grueling trail from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, exploring the evolving combat strategy, cultural differences, and tremendous range of extreme conditions that confronted our soldiers.
Campaigns of Courage is a great addition to expand on any of the Museum’s other event spaces, specifically BB’s Stage Door Canteen. This venue may be rented by the hour and access can be limited to only one of the two galleries by floor. The atrium of the pavilion is available for a reception with a maximum of 75 guests or a buffet dinner for 40 guests.
For more information, contact our event specialist at 504-528-1944 x 236, click on the Request Information link and fill out the form, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.