Press Release

The National World War II Museum to offer discounted admission to Louisiana residents

Stars & Stripes Summer features live local music and free swing dancing

NEW ORLEANS (June 18, 2008) – The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is presenting its popular Stars & Stripes Summer promotion featuring discounted admission for Louisiana residents from  July 1 through August 31. The program is generously underwritten by Humana.

Louisiana residents with a valid state I.D. will receive $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.

Summer will be swinging
In addition to reduced ticket prices, the Museum is bringing back the popular Sunday Swing concert series. Sunday Swing, which kicks off Sunday, June 29, will feature free swing dance lessons from 1 pm – 2 pm and live performances by local bands from 2 pm – 4 pm. The performance schedule is as follows:

June 29 The New Orleans Jazz Vipers
July 6  Linnzi Zaorski
July 13  VaVaVoom
July 20  The Palmetto Bug Stompers
July 27  St. Louis Slim’s Swing Soirée
August 3 Rocky’s Hot Fox Trot Orchestra
August 17 Joe Krown
August 31 The Pfister Sisters

There is no Sunday Swing on August 24 as the Museum will be hosting the wargaming convention, Heat of Battle II.  . In a wargame, players reenact historical situations, but are allowed to make decisions that can drive the battle or campaign in a different direction – producing new outcomes. 

More than 25 board and miniatures games focusing on World War II will be presented, including a mammoth Stalingrad game with more than 400 buildings!  The public is invited to watch and learn.

Summer visitors to the Museum also will have the opportunity to view the special exhibition, Real to Reel: Hollywood and WWII, a fascinating look at what happened when Hollywood glamour met military grit, as well as the traveling exhibition Schindler, on loan from The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Both are on view through August 31.

The National World War II Museum tells the story of the American Experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s official National World War II Museum, the destination cultural attraction has begun a $300 million capital expansion which, when complete, will create a six-acre campus of exhibition pavilions in downtown New Orleans.  It has been recognized by USA Today as the preeminent venue to experience military history.

For more information on Stars & Stripes Summer, exhibits and events at The National World War II Museum, visit, or call 504-527-6012. To arrange group visits for schools, churches and synagogues, reunion groups, and other organizations, please call 504-527-6012 x 222.