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June 2020

  • 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.

  • Celebrating 20 Years: The National WWII Museum

    06/06/2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Boysie Bollinger, longtime Trustee and one of the Museum’s biggest champions, together with the Museum’s Founding President & CEO Emeritus Gordon H. “Nick” Mueller, PhD, and current President & CEO Stephen Watson, will reminisce about what it was like to be a part of the grand opening festivities on June 6, 2000; how World War II history has become a larger part of the nation’s fabric, spurring the expansion of The National WWII Museum; and the Museum's continued transformation into one of the premier cultural and educational institutions in the world.

July 2020

  • Meet the Author: Rick Beyer

    07/16/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    We’ll host Ghost Army Legacy Project President and Exhibit Consultant Rick Beyer who will speak about his book, The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery.

September 2020

  • Easy Company Tour: England to the Eagle's Nest (September 2 - 14, 2020 start)

    09/02/2020 - 09/14/2020 | 12:00 AM

    In 1992, Museum founder and award-winning author Stephen E. Ambrose published the New York Times bestseller Band of Brothers — which became not only a successful HBO miniseries, but also a cultural phenomenon that continues today. Join staff from America's official WWII museum and notable historians for the real-life epic journey across Europe. This exclusive travel opportunity includes tour stops and special guests not featured anywhere else.

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