NEW ORLEANS (June 20, 2007) – This summer, Louisiana residents can experience The National World War II Museum in New Orleans for less during its special “Stars & Stripes Summer” discounted admission promotion, June 30-September 2. In addition to the reduced ticket prices, the Museum is presenting exciting weekend programs each Saturday and Sunday that are free with admission.
The Museum is offering Louisiana residents with a valid state I.D. $4.00 off regular adult admission, and $2.00 off admission for seniors 65-and-over and children. Museum members, active military in uniform and children younger than five are always admitted free.
Interesting and entertaining activities in the coming weeks will include lectures, hands-on children’s programming, and demonstrations on Saturdays, and the ever popular “Sunday Swing” concert series will close out each weekend.
“Stars & Strips Summer” will kick off with a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the beloved children’s book icons Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat during the first weekend. Free American flags also will be distributed to visitors during the opening weekend and also on July 4, courtesy of Capital One.
The “Sunday Swing” afternoon concert series, which begins Sunday, July 1, will feature free swing dance lessons and live band performances including: Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band; The Pfister Sisters; New Orleans Jazz Vipers; Ingrid Lucia and the Flying Neutrinos; and Wardell Quezergue and His Slammin’ Big Band. A complete listing, along with specific performance dates and times, is available on the Museum’s website.
“Stars & Stripes Summer” discounts and programming will continue through Labor Day weekend, and visitors to the Museum also will have the opportunity to view the special exhibition, “Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway,” a fascinating look at the most pivotal naval battle in the Pacific theatre of the War. It will remain on display through October 28.
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is designated by Congress as America’s official National World War II Museum. It interprets the American Experience during the World War II years and celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who won World War II and promotes the exploration and expression of these values by future generations.
For more information on “Stars & Stripes Summer” programs and exhibits at The National World War II Museum, visit www.nationalww2museum.org, or call 504-527-6012. To arrange group visits for schools, churches and synagogues, reunion groups, and other organizations, please call 504.527.6012, ext. 222.