world war ii museum

World War II Museum
6:00 pm
Sun January 13, 2013

World War II Exhibit Asks Visitors, 'What Would You Do?'

The museum's U.S. Freedom Pavilion, seen here as a digital model, opened to the public on Friday.
Courtesy The National WWII Museum

For many, the stakes and the scale of World War II are hard to fathom. It was a war fought around the world, against powerful, determined regimes in Europe and the Pacific; some 65 million people died. And as the number of people who have actual memories of the war dwindle — as of next year, there will be fewer than 1 million living veterans — the mission of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans becomes all the more urgent.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

National World War II Museum Set To Open New Pavilion

B-17 on display
Credit Eileen Fleming / WWNO

New pavilion opening.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans will be opening a new pavilion that highlights the military equipment that helped the Allied victory. The 26,000-square-foot glass-fronted Freedom Pavilion-Boeing Center addition will open this weekend.

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Inside the Arts
1:30 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Pilobolus, Jerusalem String Quartet, Switch, Louis Prima

Today on Inside the Arts you'll hear about an energizing ballet as Pilobolus returns to the Crescent City. The New Orleans Friends of Music kicks off its 58th season. You'll hear about a documentary film that may switch your thoughts about using energy wisely, and we'll celebrate the music of Louis Prima.

Museums
10:25 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Pro football exhibit coming to WWII Museum

A traveling exhibit about professional football in America is coming to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

"Gridiron Glory, The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" includes a section about football during World War II. It also will have a home-team area for each host city.

It's part of the Hall of Fame's 50-year celebration and features more than 200 of its artifacts.

The exhibit opens Oct. 6 in Pittsburgh. It moves to New Orleans for an opening on Jan. 26 — just before the Super Bowl — and runs through May 5.

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Arts & Culture
4:20 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

New stage show honors Louis Prima at WWII Museum

A new show featuring the music and dance moves of New Orleans singer and trumpeter Louis Prima opens next month at the National World War II Museum.

Prima, who was born in 1910 and died in 1978, had a decades-long career spanning the genres of jazz, swing and big band with such hits as "Sing! Sing! Sing!," ''Just A Gigolo," ''Oh Marie," ''That Old Black Magic" and "Basin Street Blues."

Tropical Storm Isaac
12:50 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

World War II Museum to close at 2 p.m.

The World War II Museum has reported they will close at 2:00 p.m. today in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac.

The museum anticipates it will reopen at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, and resume normal business hours.

Bicentennial Parade
1:44 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Louisiana bicentennial parade delayed until November

A state bicentennial event planned as Louisiana's largest military parade in a century has been rescheduled to try to live up to that billing.

The parade was scheduled Saturday, the anniversary of the date that Congress accepted the Florida Parishes as part of Louisiana. On Tuesday, officials said it will instead be Saturday, Nov. 10, the day before Veterans Day.

It will go through the French Quarter to the National World War II Museum.

Louisiana Eats!
6:04 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Every Hand Helps

Listen as we celebrate Memorial Day with Navy culinary specialists from around the world and visit the Victory Garden at the National World War II Museum.

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WWII Museum
9:28 am
Tue May 1, 2012

WWII Museum Expects 3 Millionth Visitor

The World War II Museum, which opened June 6, 2000, expects its three millionth visitor to arrive sometime Tuesday.

The museum has been experiencing record-setting attendance. Last month, it had a total of 44,807 visitors — the most ever in a one-month period — and over 1,000 more than its previous record month in March 2010.

Based on current visitor total and visitation trends, the museum will expect the three millionth visitor around midmorning.

A presentation ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. CDT.

 

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