Special Event: Higgins Reunion Day

Celebrate New Orleans industry and innovation during Higgins Reunion Day at The National WWII Museum!

October 21 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pelican State
Learn More + Add to calendar 2017-10-21 9:00:00 AM 2017-10-21 5:00:00 PM America/Mexico_City The National WWII Museum 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Special Event: Higgins Reunion Day Celebrate New Orleans industry and innovation during Higgins Reunion Day at The National WWII Museum!
Location: The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

Schedule:

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