Lectures

  • Meet the Author: Dave Gutierrez

    08/13/2020

    Author Dave Gutierrez will speak about his book, Patriots from the Barrio: The Story of Company E, 141st Infantry: The Only All Mexican American Army Unit in World War II. In addition, the Institute for the Study for War and Democracy will honor several families of the veterans featured in Gutierrez’s book who will be in attendance.

  • Meet the Author: Rick Beyer

    07/16/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    We’ll host Ghost Army Legacy Project President and Exhibit Consultant Rick Beyer who will speak about his book, The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery.

  • "Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II" Exhibit Opening

    03/05/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join Museum Curator James Linn and Ghost Army Legacy Project President Rick Beyer as they introduce and explain the process of creating The National WWII Museum’s newest special exhibit, Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II.

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  • The Gen. Raymond E. Mason Jr. Distinguished Lecture on World War II: Iwo Jima in the History of the US Marine Corps

    02/18/2020 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    On the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, join Charles Neimeyer, PhD, as he discusses the history of the US Marine Corps and its ties to this defining battle. Neimeyer recently retired as Director of Marine Corps History and the Gray Research Center at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Virginia.

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  • Meet the Author: Richard B. Frank

    03/03/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us as we host the launch of military historian Richard B. Frank’s new book Tower of Skulls: A History of the Asia–Pacific War, Volume I: July 1937–May 1942. This new work casts penetrating light on how struggles in Europe and Asia merged into a tightly entwined global war.

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  • Meet the Author: Elizabeth Fox

    02/06/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us for a conversation with author Elizabeth Fox presenting her book We Are Going to Be Lucky: A World War II Love Story in Letters, which tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war. After decades of gathering dust, their words have been carefully transcribed and thoughtfully edited and annotated by Fox, the couple’s daughter.

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  • Meet the Author: Debbie Cenziper

    01/09/2020 | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Learn the gripping story of a team of Nazi hunters at the US Department of Justice as they raced against time to expose members of a brutal SS killing force who disappeared in America after World War II.

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  • Dinner with a Curator

    01/21/2020 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Museum Research Historian Jason Dawsey, PhD, explores how liberation and tragedy were intertwined in the concluding weeks of World War II.

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