world war ii museum http://wwno.org en WWII Museum Marks 70th Anniversay Of D-Day http://wwno.org/post/wwii-museum-marks-70th-anniversay-d-day <p>The National World War II Museum is packed with veterans, historians and visitors this weekend. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is the </span>70<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the D-Day invasion.</span></p><p>The National World War II Museum — which opened as the National D-Day Museum in 2000 — is planning events throughout the day to remember the events that unfolded along the beaches of Normandy.</p><p>Among those attending are some of the veterans of that battle.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:59:20 +0000 Eileen Fleming 62059 at http://wwno.org 'In Good Conscience': Shizue Seigel And A New Exhibit At The World War II Museum http://wwno.org/post/good-conscience-shizue-seigel-and-new-exhibit-world-war-ii-museum <p>Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson speaks with author Shizue Seigel about her book <em>In Good Conscience: Supporting Japanese Americans During the Internment</em> and “From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII” — a new exhibit at The National WWII Museum.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:42:32 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 56324 at http://wwno.org National WWII Museum Plans Permanent Exhibit Honoring Monuments Men http://wwno.org/post/national-wwii-museum-plans-permanent-exhibit-honoring-monuments-men <p>The <a href="http://nationalww2museum.org/" target="_blank">National WWII Museum</a> is planning a tribute to the men and women of the Monuments Men. The special soldiers in the little-known unit rescued stolen cultural treasures from Nazi destruction.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ever hear about the Monuments Men?</span></p><p>Well, you will.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 53032 at http://wwno.org The LPO — Honoring Our Heroes http://wwno.org/post/lpo-honoring-our-heroes <h2 style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 18pt; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal;"><strong>Honoring our Heroes</strong></h2><p style="color: rgb(103, 103, 103); font-family: georgia, serif; line-height: normal;"><strong>A concert in collaboration with&nbsp;<br />The National WWII Museum</strong><br /><br /><strong>Monday, November 11, 7 p.m.</strong><br />US Freedom Pavilion:&nbsp;<br />The Boeing Center - The National WWII Museum<br /> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:00:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 47520 at http://wwno.org WWII Museum's $320 Million Expansion Expected To Complete In 2016 http://wwno.org/post/wwii-museums-320-million-expansion-expected-complete-2016 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Years before there were any cranes in the sky on Tulane Avenue, they could be seen in the </span>CBD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> constructing a fairly modest building called the D-Day Museum.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week&#39;s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Dr. Gordon Mueller about how that grew into </span><a href="http://www.nationalww2museum.org/visit/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a three-block long institution,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officially designated in 2003 by the Congress of the United States as America&#39;s National World War II Museum.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Sharon Litwin 45502 at http://wwno.org Fed. Government Shutdown Prompts WWII Museum Invitation To Veterans http://wwno.org/post/fed-government-shutdown-prompts-wwii-museum-invitation-veterans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The head of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans is extending an invitation to veterans groups that might find themselves unable to hold planned events at federal memorial sites or parks due to the government shutdown.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:39:56 +0000 The Associated Press 45196 at http://wwno.org Gary Solomon Jr. On Bringing Business And Creative Know-How To Local Event Productions http://wwno.org/post/gary-solomon-jr-bringing-business-and-creative-know-how-local-event-productions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Gary Solomon </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. graduated from the New Orleans Center from the Creative Arts, his plan was to go to New York University, become a lighting designer and never come back. Katrina changed all that.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week’s <em>Notes from New Orleans</em>, Sharon </span>Litwin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Gary about the successful entertainment technology and design business he has built here.</span></p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 16:43:49 +0000 Sharon Litwin 41880 at http://wwno.org Veterans Job Fair, Business 'Boot Camp' Tomorrow and Friday At World War II Museum http://wwno.org/post/veterans-job-fair-business-boot-camp-tomorrow-and-friday-world-war-ii-museum <p>A jobs fair and business advice are on tap tomorrow and Friday for veterans. Social events are also planned at the World War&nbsp;II Museum. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 32929 at http://wwno.org WWNO and the WWII Museum Present Historian Dr. Arthur Herman http://wwno.org/post/wwno-and-wwii-museum-present-historian-dr-arthur-herman <p>WWNO and the National WWII Museum are kicking off a new authors' lecture series this Thursday with Dr. Arthur Herman, historian and author of <em>Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II</em>.</p><p>Dr. Herman will take audience members back to a time when captains of industry tapped into the extensive network of American businessmen to forge what came to be known as "the arsenal of democracy" — the retooling of the United States' nascent industrial prowess into the world's most powerful war machine.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 22:17:02 +0000 Jason Saul 31031 at http://wwno.org World War II Exhibit Asks Visitors, 'What Would You Do?' http://wwno.org/post/world-war-ii-exhibit-asks-visitors-what-would-you-do <p></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 00:00:09 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 26868 at http://wwno.org