Events & Programs

Go beyond the galleries to experience WWII history in person

In addition to our world-class exhibits and renowned collection, we offer a diverse range of events and programming throughout the year—both here at the Museum and around the globe. 

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The National WWII Museum's educational travel programs bring the Museum's tradition of inspiration, excellence, and thoughtful inquiry to travel destinations around the world, with tours designed by leading historians and led by Museum curators and expert local guides. 

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In Command of Overlord: Strategic and Operational Leadership in the Great Invasion

06/03/2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Rob Havers, PhD, President & CEO of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, and our very own Rob Citino, PhD, as they discuss the D-Day landing and Normandy campaign through the modern military lenses lenses of strategy—identifying long-term goals and providing the resources to meet them—and operations—plans to dominate the battlefield, foil the enemy, and win at the lowest cost.

D-Day Live Lesson

06/04/2020 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Students and families—as we near the 76th anniversary of D-Day, join Michael Arvites and Laura Romero-Ballesteros, both Master Teachers and alumni of the Museum’s Summer Teacher Institute, for a live interactive webinar on Operation Overlord, in which you will analyze the strategic decisions of military planners and how the Allies pulled off the greatest amphibious invasion in history.

A Conversation with George Sarros, D-Day Veteran

06/05/2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Museum's mission is built upon its collection of oral histories, and getting to share the accounts with our audience puts a deeply personal spin on the Museum experience. Join Curator of Oral History Joey Balfour as he discusses the Normandy landings with George Sarros, a Navy veteran who served as a Motor Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class aboard USS LST-515.

Events and Programs

From lectures to workshops to galas, The National WWII Museum hosts a robust calendar of public programs, special events, and events for teachers and students. 

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We're more than just a museum—we're a destination for the entire family. Take part in enriching and unforgettable experiences for all ages.