Lunchbox Lectures

Delivered by local and national scholars, these hour-long lectures are presented once a month on Wednesdays at noon.

The National WWII Museum has presented more than 200 Lunchbox Lectures free to the public since 2000. Delivered by local and national scholars, these hour-long lectures are presented once a month on Wednesdays at noon. The lectures are free, so bring your lunch and learn some WWII history.

Recent Lunchbox Lectures:

Kimberly Guise, "75th Anniversary of Bataan"

Lunchbox Lecture

03/18/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

From battle flags and wristwatches to machine guns and hand grenades, soldiers’ appetites for souvenirs were nearly limitless. This lecture will not only explore the vast array of artifacts soldiers brought home, but will also dive into the colorful stories of how and why Americans took war trophies on such an enormous scale.

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Lunchbox Lecture

04/15/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Taking a look at the torpedoing and sinking of the SS Dorchester, this lecture will highlight the four American chaplains from different denominations who unselfishly sacrificed their own lives to save others during the sinking.

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Lunchbox Lecture

05/20/2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this lecture, follow the story of Sergeant Charles Edward McGuckin, from his early life in Philadelphia to his induction into the US Army and then to his death in action while serving with the 4th Armored Division of Patton’s Third Army during the Lorraine campaign in November of 1944.

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