Drafts for Crafts

Drafts for Crafts, an annual fundraiser organized by The National WWII Museum’s Young Benefactors, serves as a platform for the Museum’s ongoing efforts to restore significant WWII macro-artifacts.

In years past, the Benefactors—a committee of young professionals who support the preservation of important WWII artifacts—used this signature event to help complete the restoration of PT-305. With the vessel now fully operational and back in its home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, their focus has shifted to a 1943 Ford-American LaFrance Fire Truck, a macro-artifact in the Museum's collection that will be used to educate the public about service on the American Home Front. The Fire Truck will be restored as an Army fire engine and will help Museum visitors interpret the broad range of occupations and tasks needed to win the war.

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