The National WWII Museum invites all former Higgins Industries employees and their families to the Museum for a commemorative reunion event and panel discussion. Family members of Andrew Higgins, including his daughter and granddaughter, will be present. Louisiana-area Home Front workers and their families are also invited to join this special salute to their service during World War II.
Biographer Jerry Strahan will join Andrew Higgins’s granddaughter Gayle Higgins Jones, historian Gerald Meyer, who worked with local students in Nebraska to build a monument to Higgins, and Jimmy Duckworth, who oversaw the building of the Museum’s Higgins Boat. The panel concludes with a rousing rendition of The Higgins March, first performed during wartime, and brought back to life by the Museum’s Victory Belles.
Higgins Reunion Day is presented by The Alta and John Franks Foundation.
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Higgins Boat Access in Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
Higgins Hands-on Activities in Kushner Restoration Pavilion STEM Innovation Gallery
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Panel Discussion in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Book Signing with Jerry Strahan in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center