"Band of Brothers" 20th Anniversary Symposium

The National WWII Museum is honored to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the “Band of Brothers” miniseries premiere by hosting a daylong Symposium in New Orleans on Saturday, August 13, 2022.

August 13 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM
+ Add to calendar 2022-08-13 8:30:00 AM 2022-08-13 5:15:00 PM America/Mexico_City US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 "Band of Brothers" 20th Anniversary Symposium The National WWII Museum is honored to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the “Band of Brothers” miniseries premiere by hosting a daylong Symposium in New Orleans on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
Location: US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center
945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

The National WWII Museum is honored to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the “Band of Brothers” miniseries premiere by hosting a daylong Symposium in New Orleans on Saturday, August 13, 2022*. The Symposium will bring members from the cast and crew together on stage to reflect on their experiences, share unique insights, and provide behind-the-scenes commentary. Family members of Easy Company veterans will also participate in a session on the lasting legacy of their loved ones.

Perhaps no single work, in the past two decades, has had such an impact, or made such an imprint on the American memory of World War II.

*Rescheduled from January 2022 due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions.


Free Virtual Registration Now Open

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the “Band of Brothers” 20th Anniversary Symposium will be livestreamed and available for audiences to watch virtually free of charge. Register below to receive free access to the virtual program on August 13, 2022.

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Program (Subject to Change)

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at The National WWII Museum
All times are listed in Central Standard Time (CT).

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  • Becky Mackie – Executive VP & COO – Opening Welcome Remarks
  • Dr. Gordon “Nick” Mueller – Founding President & CEO Emeritus, The National WWII Museum – “From an Idea to an Institution: Stephen Ambrose and The National D-Day Museum”

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
REAL TO REEL: SPIELBERG, HANKS, AND THE SEARCH FOR AUTHENTICITY

  • The symposium kicks off with a panel comprised of the producers, casting directors, and writers who had “front row seats” to the creation of the blockbuster miniseries. Learn how they worked together to honor the service and memory of the veterans while also educating and entertaining the millions who have come to be inspired by Band of Brothers.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
FROM TOCCOA TO EUROPE: ON THE GROUND WITH EASY COMPANY

  • A behind-the-scenes look at what went into capturing the actions of Easy Company on film, with unique perspectives from actors and writers of select episodes.

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
A COMPANY OF HEROES: THE LEGACY OF EASY COMPANY

  • A glimpse into the memory of the Band of Brothers formed by the book and miniseries, including the bonds the veterans formed with the actors who portrayed them. Family members of Easy Company veterans also carry on the spirit of camaraderie and education about their loved ones. Cast members and veteran family members share deep and personal insights into the men of Easy Company.

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“WE STAND ALONE TOGETHER”: ACTORS' REMINISCENCES ROUNDTABLE

  • The experience of starring in the miniseries facilitated lasting bonds and
    lifelong friendships between the cast members and crew. In the subsequent 20 years since its premiere, these relationships remain strong. All actors in attendance participate in the final session to share recollections of their experiences in the casting process in bootcamp, on set, during premieres, and at various reunions and events over the years.

4:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • Autograph Session (Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, The National WWII Museum)

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Follow in their Footsteps

In our Easy Company: England to the Eagle's Nest Travel Program, join Museum staff and notable historians for the real-life epic journey across Europe made famous by the Band of Brothers miniseries. This exclusive travel opportunity includes tour stops and special guests not featured anywhere else.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR

SPONSORED BY

FLASH: THUNDER SPONSOR
RYAN ADKERSON

SCREAMING EAGLE SPONSORS
GALERIE DE GALATOIRE
CRAIG AND ANN MCDONALD, LUBBOCK, TX

CURRAHEE! SPONSORS
CAMRYN BATCHELOR
DOWIS FAMILY ANDREW, SILEEN, SLOANE
RAGAN, ROSENBERGER, MILLER FAMILY
THE RAMSEY FAMILY – RICK, KATHY, SEAN, AND JONATHAN
LARRY AND PENNY SCHUTT
ROBERT V. SIEBEL
RICHARD D. THACKER

WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM:
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