NEW ORLEANS (October 25, 2018) – The National WWII Museum and the New Orleans Public Library have partnered to create a Museum Pass Program that allows locals to visit America’s WWII Museum for free. New Orleans Parish residents now have the opportunity to check out a Museum Campus Pass from any of the 15 library locations that will allow admission to The National WWII Museum for two adults and up to four children. The pass also includes entry to “Beyond All Boundaries,” the Museum’s 4D movie experience, and Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience, as well as daily public education programs.
The Museum Pass Program is open to any New Orleans resident (12 years and older) with a current library card. The pass can be checked out in-person at any library location’s circulation desk for a period of two weeks on a first come, first served basis. Pass availability can be accessed either by phone or through the library’s online catalogue at www.nolalibrary.org.
“We are thrilled that The National WWII Museum has partnered with us to join our Museum Pass Program,” said Charles Brown, City Librarian and Executive Director of the New Orleans Public Library System. “We are constantly working to expand the amount of educational, informational and entertaining programs we offer. This strategic partnership benefits everyone involved – but most importantly – the local community.”
The National WWII Museum – ranked the No. 1 attraction in New Orleans and the No. 3 museum in the United States by 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards – currently spans five pavilions featuring several permanent exhibits, which tell the complete story of America’s road to war and the fight to secure freedom overseas. Permanent exhibits include The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George R. Brown Salute to the Home Front, Richard C. Adkerson & Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries, The Duchossois Family Road to Berlin: European Theater Galleries and the institution’s original exhibit The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, which recently reopened to the public after undergoing renovations.
“The Museum is proud to partner on the Museum Pass Program because it expands our educational outreach in New Orleans community,” said Amber Mitchell, Public Engagement and Community Programs Coordinator at The National WWII Museum. “Our mission is to tell the story of the American experience in World War II. This partnership will help us reach even more families in our region, and help ensure that the lessons of the World War II will never be forgotten.”
About New Orleans Public Library - With origins dating back to 1843, the New Orleans Public Library has grown from a single French Quarter house with a few volumes into a city-wide system serving all of Orleans Parish with 15 locations throughout the City. The library system is led by Charles M. Brown, City Librarian and Executive Director and overseen by a nine-member board of directors. In 2016, the Library developed, and the Library Board adopted, a Vision Statement, Core Values, and a three-year Strategic Plan. The strategic plan, which runs 2017–19, guides the library on three pillars: Champion Literacy, Strengthen Communities and Enrich Minds.
The National WWII 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—so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. The 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards ranks the Museum No. 3 in the nation and No. 8 in the world. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.