Join us for a half-day symposium celebrating the history of The National WWII Museum, from the founders' original idea to the completion of its final pavilion. This symposium will look at the founding of the Museum and the 2000 Grand Opening of The National D-Day Museum to the decision to expand and become The National WWII Museum. Panelists will discuss how the new mission and its vision of expansion became a reality, as the Museum grew to seven pavilions over seven acres in downtown New Orleans and widened its digital reach. The symposium will close with a discussion of the new Liberation Pavilion, the Museum’s highly anticipated capstone exhibit hall.
This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome and Introduction
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Founding of The National WWII Museum
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Expanding America’s National WWII Museum
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Creating Liberation Pavilion
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Closing Remarks with Book Signing to Follow