Louisiana Spotlight: Mystery at Michoud, Higgins Industries and the Manhattan Project
Higgins Industries is best known for the design and construction of landing craft, dubbed “the boats that won the war,” but the multi-faceted company also contributed to the most top-secret program of the war, the Manhattan Project.
Young Readers Author Talk: Andrew Higgins and the Boats That Landed Victory in WWII
Join curator Josh Schick and Authors Nancy Rust and Carol Stubbs as they discuss their new book, Andrew Higgins and the Boats That Landed Victory in WWII, published by Pelican Publishing.
George Kearney, Higgins Industries
George Kearney talks about working for Higgins Industries during the war.
Louisiana Spotlight: Landing Craft Mechanized, the "Other" Higgins Boat at D-Day
On D-Day, Higgins boats landed thousands of GIs on French shores. Often overlooked in comparison to the LCVP is its "big brother"—the Landing Craft Mechanized.
Rosemary Elfer, Working for Victory
Rosemary Elfer describes working for Higgins Industries on a crew with three other “Rosies” making ailerons for aircraft wings.
“New Orleans Art Student Constance Negrotto – The National WWII Museum Oral History”
In this clip, Constance talks about how she worked as a draftsman for Higgins, working on the LCVPs and other various ship designs during the war.
Bayou to Battlefield: Higgins Industries during World War II
A new permanent exhibit celebrating Higgins Industries and its charismatic leader, Andrew Jackson Higgins.
"Bayou to Battlefield: Higgins Industries During World War II" Exhibit Opening05/10/2019 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us to christen the Museum’s newest permanent exhibit, spotlighting New Orleans boatbuilder Andrew Higgins and the Home Front workers of Higgins Industries.Registration Closed
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New Orleans in the Second World War
Two years after the renowned historian began planning a war museum and eight years before The National D-Day Museum opened, Ambrose delivered a lecture, “New Orleans in the Second World War.”