Fighting for the Right to Fight exhibit entrance

Special Exhibits

At The National WWII Museum

The Museum features rotating exhibits that draw on its own collections, as well as relevant traveling exhibits from leading institutions around the world in both its Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall and Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery. These exhibits highlight WWII-related subjects not covered in the Museum’s permanent exhibits, as well as more in-depth coverage of subjects that are in its permanent exhibits.

The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery

Remembered Light: Glass Fragments from World War II, the McDonald Windows

Remembered Light: Glass Fragments from World War II, the McDonald Windows is a collection of 25 art pieces produced by Atelier Le Roux in Oakland, California, using shards of glass from damaged and destroyed European churches collected during World War II by the late US Army Episcopal chaplain Frederick McDonald.

Remembered Light will be on view from November 21, 2019, to December 27, 2020.

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The Joe W. and Dorothy D. Brown Foundation Special Exhibit Gallery

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II

The special exhibit Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, on view in the Hall of Democracy’s Senator John Alario, Jr. Special Exhibition Hall from March 5 to January 3, 2021, and curated by the Museum’s James Linn, tells the story of the US Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops and their deception operations across Europe through featured artifacts such as artwork, uniforms, an inflatable tank, and more.

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