Join us for a festive Dinner with a Curator with Senior Curator and Director for Curatorial Affairs Kim Guise as we explore the challenges of wartime mail distribution and the important role Christmas packages and other special deliveries played in lifting the spirits of homesick Americans serving far away from home.
After the presentation, step outside on the Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground to experience the Museum’s newest attraction, Expressions of America. Hosted by actor and veterans advocate Gary Sinise, this first-of-its-kind experience celebrates the power of individual Americans to impact the world around them during a time of monumental conflict. Viewers will be introduced to soldiers, nurses, chaplains, factory workers, artists, entertainers, and supportive loved ones on the Home Front who banded together and each contributed their own meaningful acts of sacrifice, ingenuity, bravery, and love to preserve freedom. All of the words in Expressions of America are drawn directly from the men and women of the WWII generation, and the production’s original musical score features 1940s-era songs performed by local musicians, including members of New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Tickets also include a three-course meal and glass of wine.