Over the past couple of weeks, it’s become clear that the mission of The National WWII Museum is more important now than ever. We have relevant stories, artifacts, and lessons to share as we all come together to face this crisis as a nation. To live up to our mission, the Museum’s team of educators, curators, and historians is significantly ramping up outreach to audiences across the country, especially students, teachers, and parents who are now facing significant adjustments to online learning from home. We have an important responsibility to provide historical insights on the challenges we’re all facing today—while our exhibits are temporarily closed, our work continues online.
Recently, we have had many friends ask what they could do to help support our Museum right now. We’ve put together a list of five simple ways you can help:
- Share the Museum’s Online Teacher Resources digital library with teachers, parents, and students in your family. Follow us on Facebook for daily live events and updates. If you or a family member has a question, reach out to our email hotline.
- Stock up on WWII board games, books, DVDs, and merchandise from our Online Museum Store. Although our campus is temporarily closed, we are continuing to process web orders and offering free shipping for orders over $100. Proceeds from purchases made through the Museum Store help fund our continuing educational mission.
- Do your part to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home as much as possible, practicing good hygiene and frequent handwashing, and offering to pick up groceries or necessities for your high-risk neighbors. Just as Americans of all ages contributed to WWII victory from the Home Front, every individual action will help slow the spread of the virus.
- Purchase an engraved Brick or Paver to honor your loved one on our campus. If you have ever considered paying tribute to a loved one in this way, there has never been a better time. Funds from these sales will help cover our operational expenses, which are in critical need with the loss of admission revenue.
- Contribute to the Museum’s COVID-19 Response Fund if you are able. The Museum’s closure and cancellations of events and travel tours during our busiest time of the year has significantly impacted our budget. We realize this is a challenging time for everyone, but as one of our closest supporters, we hope you’ll consider making a contribution during this critical time of need.
Supporting our institution in any of these ways will be an investment in the future of The National WWII Museum and our continued effort to tell the story of the American Experience in World War II so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn.
We’re all in this together!