Community Engagement

Working With the Community

More than 70 years ago, Andrew Higgins ingratiated himself in the New Orleans community, hiring diverse workers of all racial backgrounds and age groups during World War II, a rarity during that period. Here at the Museum we strive to make similar efforts in this great city. 


Knit Your Bit

Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit has reached more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed more than 50,000 scarves to veterans’ centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country.

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Museum Partner Pass

The New Orleans Public Library and The National WWII Museum have partnered to make your local library branch a portal to the most significant event of the 20th century.

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Past Event Highlights:

Garden to Glass
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The National WWII Museum partners annually with Eat Local New Orleans and The American Sector Restaurant + Bar to celebrate Victory Gardens during the season of eating locally. This year, we welcomed Bayou Rum, Cane Land Distilling Co., Cajun Spirits, Cathead Vodka, Roulaison Distilling, Old New Orleans Rum, and Seven Three Distilling as we celebrated victory gardens during the season of eating locally. These local distillers competed to create the best garden-fresh cocktail prepared with local ingredients inspired by WWII victory gardens. We also welcomed new local partner Grow Dat Youth Farm to sell fresh produce to attendees. The 2018 Garden to Glass winner is Seven Three Distilling, with their drink The Calliope Hummingbird.