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'Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy' Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy
November 7, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Follow the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that led the Allies to victory in World War II.




'From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII' From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII
March 15, 2014 – October 12, 2014

Depicts the hardships faced by Americans of Japanese ancestry, while also honors the heroics of Japanese Americans who helped to secure American victory on the battlefields.



'We Can...We Will...We Must! Allied Propaganda Posters of WWII' We Can...We Will...We Must! Allied Propaganda Posters of WWII
November 27, 2013 – February 16, 2014

An exhibit featuring some of the most famous propaganda posters from the era along with more obscure works, Home Front artifacts, newsreels and more.

With support from The James R. Moffett Family Foundation

Bob Hope: An American Treasure Bob Hope: An American Treasure
August 3 – October 27, 2013

The story of this beloved entertainer is told through a series of 15 exhibit displays units celebrating his comedic contributions, achievements in entertainment and his other passion — golf.

Presented by the World Golf Hall of Fame

Guests of the Third Reich Guests of the Third Reich: American POWs in Europe
November 11, 2012 – July 7, 2013

A rare look behind the barbed-wire worlds of the Americans held as prisoners of war in Germany. Highlighted are the wartime logs these "Kriegies" filled with hopes and dreams of their lives after the camps.



Gridiron Glory Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
January 26 – May 5, 2013

A panoramic view of the story of professional football — from its humble beginnings in the late 19th century to the cultural phenomenon it is today.

Organized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, in partnership with NFL Films


American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal
January 12 – February 17, 2013

An exhibit honoring soldiers of Japanese ancestry who bravely fought while many of their families were held in US camps.

On loan from the Smithsonian Institution
Deadly Medicine Deadly Medicine
July 25 – October 15, 2012

A thought-provoking exhibit examining the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial health policies.

Produced by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Sponsored locally by the Tulane School of Medicine

Snapshots of D-Day: Photographs of the Normandy Invasion Snapshots of D-Day: Photographs of the Normandy Invasion
June 2 – July 8, 2012

Capturing some of the most dramatic photographic moments of the 6 June 1944 invasion, this exhibit also had a selection of helmets on display on loan from the Wilson History & Research Center.

Turning Point: The Doolittle Raid, Battle of the Coral Sea and Battle of Midway Turning Point: The Doolittle Raid, Battle of the Coral Sea, and Battle of Midway
April 18 – July 8, 2012

Focusing on aircraft and the men who flew them, this exhibit focuses on the point in the war when the American underdogs turned the tables on the Japanese, ending the threat of future Japanese advances in the Pacific.
September 11, 2001: A Global Moment September 11, 2001: A Global Moment
March 15 – May 20, 2012

This exhibit included rare and important artifacts from the World Trade Center.

Exhibit organized by the New York State Museum
Sponsored by RBC Wealth Management


Infamy: December 1941
December 7, 2011 – February 19, 2012

Through the use of interactive maps, artifacts and oral histories, this exhibit traces the events of December 1941, covering battles at Pearl Harbor, Guam, Wake Island and the Philippines.
Face to Face Face to Face
November 11, 2011 – February 5, 2012

A cultural and visual arts project centered on the sculpting of more than 100 life-size busts of men and women who served in World War II.

Presented by the Art Options Foundation
Roosevelt, Rockwell and the Four Freedoms: America's Slow March from Isolation to Action Roosevelt, Rockwell and the Four Freedoms: America's Slow March from Isolation to Action
September 2 – November 13, 2011

This exhibit explores FDR’s 1941 State of the Union speech and Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings inspired by that speech.

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