Events at the National WWII Museum
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Events at the National WWII Museum

- thanks to Rocky for sending this our way!

 

 

*June 30, 2007 – September 2, 2007

Stars and Stripes Summer*

 

Looking for a fun and educational way to spend the dog days of

summer? The National World War II Museum has the solution. Stars and

Stripes Summer, a summer-long tribute to the American Spirit features

a special discount on admission for Louisiana residents as well as

weekend family activities, book signings, lectures and Sunday Swing

dance lessons with live music. Incredible Victory: The Battle of

Midway will be on display along with a special exhibition of recently

acquired military artifacts. The celebration kicks off on June 30,

2007 and ends Labor Day Weekend.

 

*Sundays, July 1 – July 29, 2007

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Swing*

Kick up your heels at The National World War II Museum with Sunday

Swing. Professional swing dancers from NOLA Swing and Hop, Swing and

Jump will be on hand to provide coaching for dancers of all levels

while local musicians play World War II era hits. This free event is

part of Stars and Stripes Summer, a summer-long tribute to the

American Spirit featuring programs for adults and children and a

special discount on admission for Louisiana residents. For more

information, call 504-527-6012 x 359.

 

*Sunday, July 1, 2007 *

St. Louis Slim's Swing Soiree

 

*Sunday, July 8, 2007 *

Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band

 

*Sunday, July 15, 2007*

Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers

 

*Sunday, July 22, 2007*

New Orleans Jazz Vipers

 

*Sunday, July 29, 2007*

Wardell Quezergue & his Slammin' Big Band

 

*Saturday, July 21, 2007

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stars and Stripes Summer Family Workshop – Radio Days*

The National World War II Museum is hosting a Family Workshop titled

Radio Days. Games and activities include making radio sound effects,

listening to old-time radio shows and famous World War II-era radio

broadcasts, and tape-recording an original radio story. Come discover

how radio can be even more fun and creative than TV. The workshop is

for children ages 8-12. One parent, grandparent, or guardian per

three children is required. The workshop is FREE with Museum

admission, but space is limited and registration is required. Call

Lauren at 504-527-6012 x 229 to register.

 

4 *Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchbox Lecture – Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It*

 

While researching an article on Gen. George S. Patton at the Library

of Congress, Kevin Hymel discovered several albums of photos Patton

himself took during World War II. Patton's photographs depict the

victorious face of war, with GIs on the move, military bridges under

construction, and tanks slicing through the countryside. They show

defeat as well—smashed German tanks, prisoners of war, and

bodies strewn across the landscape. They provide an accurate record

of where Patton fought, showcasing historic sights and the different

terrain from North Africa to Europe. Hymel has compiled these photos

in the book Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It. For more

information on this and other Lunchbox Lectures, call 504-527-6012 x

229.

 

*Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet the Author – Thomas E. Crew, Combat Loaded*

 

The first authoritative history of any of the more than 350 attack

transports or attack cargo ships of World War II, Combat Loaded:

Across the Pacific on the USS Tate contains gripping combat

narratives alongside the sometimes heartwarming, sometimes tragic

details of daily life on board the ships of Transport Squadron 17

during the waning days of World War II. Author Thomas E. Crew

interviewed over fifty veterans of the Tate, including all her

surviving officers. Crew weaves a rich tapestry of voices, combining

it with extensive analysis of the Tate's daily action reports and

ship's logs, accented by lively letters of the period from private

collections—including previously unpublished accounts of the

last days of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle.

*Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Performance by Jefferson Symphony Chorus*

 

In honor of Independence Day the Jefferson Symphony Chorus presents a

free concert of patriotic music in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion.

This program is part of Stars and Stripes Summer, a summer-long

tribute to the American Spirit featuring programs for adults and

children and a special discount on admission for Louisiana residents.

For more information call 504-527-6012 x 229.

 

*Wednesday and Friday

Our Volunteers Are Stars*

 

The contributions of our volunteers to the Museum and to the

community are featured in a New Orleans cable TV program,

“Giving Back with Morris Bart.” Tune in to Cox Cable

Channel 10 on Wednesday, July 4 and Friday, July 6 at 6:30 pm.

 

7 *Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the Authors – *

Paul Jeffers, Onward We Charge and David Sears, The Last Epic Naval

Battle

Visit The National World War II Museum for a double book signing by

leading military authors. For more information, call 504-527-6012 x

239.

 

18 *Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchbox Lecture – Atomic Power: Images of the Atomic Bomb in Blues

and Country Music*

 

Kevin Fontenot of Tulane University will explore the way blues and

country musicians used the atomic bomb as an image of American

superiority and as a symbol of God's support of the Allied cause. In

the theme of atomic power, politics, religion, and popular music

collided. The lecture will be illustrated with photographs, sheet

music, and musical selections from blues and country singers. Some of

the songs that will be discussed are "When They Found the Atomic

Power," "Old Man Atom and His Childrun," and "Atomic Power." For more

information on this and other Lunchbox Lectures, call 504-527-6012 x

229.

 

21*Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Living History Corps

*

The Museum's World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the

Living History Corps, are local volunteers who enrich the visitor's

Museum experience with their wealth of information and stories.

Wearing the uniforms and carrying the equipment of both the Allied

and Axis forces, they share their knowledge about the day-to-day

lives of military men and women and the broader lessons of World War

II. This event is free to the public. For more information, call

504-527-6012 x 333.

 

**

 

25*Wednesday

Sweet Charity

Dine Out for The National World War II Museum

*

/Table One Brasserie, 2800 Magazine Street,

New Orleans, LA, 70115/

 

Table One Brasserie and Chef Gerard Maras will donate 20% of all

revenue from Wednesday, July 25 to The National World War II Museum.

With entrees like Pan sautéed pork Tenderloin medallions, with

a fresh bread crumb and mushroom herb crust, served with roasted

tomato, cous cous and spinach with a rich tomato pork sauce; giving

never tasted so good! For reservations, please call 504-872-9035.

http://www.table1restaurant.com

 

*Saturday, June 2, 2007 – Friday, October 28, 2007

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays – Sundays*

 

*Special Exhibition

/Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway/*

 

Running June 2 through October 28, 2007, Incredible Victory: The

Battle of Midway tells the story of those dark days in 1942 when the

fate of the nation and the world hung in the balance. The exhibition,

located in the Special Exhibits Gallery of the E.J. Ourso Discovery

Hall, explores the American Pacific Fleet's struggle to confront the

might of the Imperial Japanese Navy following the disastrous defeat

at Pearl Harbor. Visitors will learn about the incredible twists of

fate that determined the outcome of this battle while examining

artifacts and images from the war and viewing rare Midway interviews

and footage.

 

*June 11, 2007 – August, 2007

Pavilion Exhibition - Artillery, Ammunition and Accessories*

 

Put a bang in your summer as The National World War II Museum

presents: Artillery, Ammunition and Accessories, featuring important

World War II artifacts related to the artillery. During the Second

World War more casualties were caused by artillery than by any other

means. Drawing upon the Museum's world- class artillery collection,

including five recently acquired pieces, this exhibit will feature

artillery pieces, ammunition and artillery accessories from World War

II. The exhibit will include the famous Flak 37 Germany's legendary

88; both German and US 105mm howitzers, the work horses of the

artillery in World War II, as well as an assortment of other pieces.

 

*July 3, 2007 – September 2, 2007

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays – Sundays

Showcase Exhibit featuring Air Crew Artifacts*

 

The National World War II Museum's Showcase exhibits feature items

that are currently not on regular display and revolve around specific

themes. These exhibits are located in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

and usually consist of about a dozen items. During WWII extensive use

was made of air power for strategic bombing in all theater of the war.

The vast majority of aircraft were not pressurized or heated and in

addition to the elements air crew members had to be protected against

hostile fire. Visit the Museum as we showcase the wide assortment of

protective clothing worn by aircrews in WWII. In addition to American

equipment this exhibit will feature a rare Japanese winter flight

suite and a display of German flight gear.

 

945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive

PHONE: (504) 527-6012 FAX: (504) 527-6088 EMAIL:

info@nationalww2museum.org

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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Events at the National WWII Museum

- thanks to Rocky for sending this our way!

*June 30, 2007 – September 2, 2007

Stars and Stripes Summer*

 

Looking for a fun and educational way to spend the dog days of

summer? The National World War II Museum has the solution. Stars and

Stripes Summer, a summer-long tribute to the American Spirit features

a special discount on admission for Louisiana residents as well as

weekend family activities, book signings, lectures and Sunday Swing

dance lessons with live music. Incredible Victory: The Battle of

Midway will be on display along with a special exhibition of recently

acquired military artifacts. The celebration kicks off on June 30,

2007 and ends Labor Day Weekend.

 

*Sundays, July 1 – July 29, 2007

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Swing*

Kick up your heels at The National World War II Museum with Sunday

Swing. Professional swing dancers from NOLA Swing and Hop, Swing and

Jump will be on hand to provide coaching for dancers of all levels

while local musicians play World War II era hits. This free event is

part of Stars and Stripes Summer, a summer-long tribute to the

American Spirit featuring programs for adults and children and a

special discount on admission for Louisiana residents. For more

information, call 504-527-6012 x 359.

 

*Sunday, July 1, 2007 *

St. Louis Slim's Swing Soiree

 

*Sunday, July 8, 2007 *

Lionel Ferbos and the Palm Court Jazz Band

 

*Sunday, July 15, 2007*

Kermit Ruffins and the Barbeque Swingers

 

*Sunday, July 22, 2007*

New Orleans Jazz Vipers

 

*Sunday, July 29, 2007*

Wardell Quezergue & his Slammin' Big Band

 

*Saturday, July 21, 2007

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Stars and Stripes Summer Family Workshop – Radio Days*

The National World War II Museum is hosting a Family Workshop titled

Radio Days. Games and activities include making radio sound effects,

listening to old-time radio shows and famous World War II-era radio

broadcasts, and tape-recording an original radio story. Come discover

how radio can be even more fun and creative than TV. The workshop is

for children ages 8-12. One parent, grandparent, or guardian per

three children is required. The workshop is FREE with Museum

admission, but space is limited and registration is required. Call

Lauren at 504-527-6012 x 229 to register.

 

4 *Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchbox Lecture – Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It*

 

While researching an article on Gen. George S. Patton at the Library

of Congress, Kevin Hymel discovered several albums of photos Patton

himself took during World War II. Patton's photographs depict the

victorious face of war, with GIs on the move, military bridges under

construction, and tanks slicing through the countryside. They show

defeat as well—smashed German tanks, prisoners of war, and

bodies strewn across the landscape. They provide an accurate record

of where Patton fought, showcasing historic sights and the different

terrain from North Africa to Europe. Hymel has compiled these photos

in the book Patton's Photographs: War as He Saw It. For more

information on this and other Lunchbox Lectures, call 504-527-6012 x

229.

 

*Wednesday, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Meet the Author – Thomas E. Crew, Combat Loaded*

 

The first authoritative history of any of the more than 350 attack

transports or attack cargo ships of World War II, Combat Loaded:

Across the Pacific on the USS Tate contains gripping combat

narratives alongside the sometimes heartwarming, sometimes tragic

details of daily life on board the ships of Transport Squadron 17

during the waning days of World War II. Author Thomas E. Crew

interviewed over fifty veterans of the Tate, including all her

surviving officers. Crew weaves a rich tapestry of voices, combining

it with extensive analysis of the Tate's daily action reports and

ship's logs, accented by lively letters of the period from private

collections—including previously unpublished accounts of the

last days of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle.

*Wednesday, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Performance by Jefferson Symphony Chorus*

 

In honor of Independence Day the Jefferson Symphony Chorus presents a

free concert of patriotic music in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion.

This program is part of Stars and Stripes Summer, a summer-long

tribute to the American Spirit featuring programs for adults and

children and a special discount on admission for Louisiana residents.

For more information call 504-527-6012 x 229.

 

*Wednesday and Friday

Our Volunteers Are Stars*

 

The contributions of our volunteers to the Museum and to the

community are featured in a New Orleans cable TV program,

“Giving Back with Morris Bart.” Tune in to Cox Cable

Channel 10 on Wednesday, July 4 and Friday, July 6 at 6:30 pm.

 

7 *Saturday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the Authors – *

Paul Jeffers, Onward We Charge and David Sears, The Last Epic Naval

Battle

Visit The National World War II Museum for a double book signing by

leading military authors. For more information, call 504-527-6012 x

239.

 

18 *Wednesday, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunchbox Lecture – Atomic Power: Images of the Atomic Bomb in Blues

and Country Music*

 

Kevin Fontenot of Tulane University will explore the way blues and

country musicians used the atomic bomb as an image of American

superiority and as a symbol of God's support of the Allied cause. In

the theme of atomic power, politics, religion, and popular music

collided. The lecture will be illustrated with photographs, sheet

music, and musical selections from blues and country singers. Some of

the songs that will be discussed are "When They Found the Atomic

Power," "Old Man Atom and His Childrun," and "Atomic Power." For more

information on this and other Lunchbox Lectures, call 504-527-6012 x

229.

 

21*Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Living History Corps

*

The Museum's World War II re-enactors, collectively known as the

Living History Corps, are local volunteers who enrich the visitor's

Museum experience with their wealth of information and stories.

Wearing the uniforms and carrying the equipment of both the Allied

and Axis forces, they share their knowledge about the day-to-day

lives of military men and women and the broader lessons of World War

II. This event is free to the public. For more information, call

504-527-6012 x 333.

 

**

 

25*Wednesday

Sweet Charity

Dine Out for The National World War II Museum

*

/Table One Brasserie, 2800 Magazine Street,

New Orleans, LA, 70115/

 

Table One Brasserie and Chef Gerard Maras will donate 20% of all

revenue from Wednesday, July 25 to The National World War II Museum.

With entrees like Pan sautéed pork Tenderloin medallions, with

a fresh bread crumb and mushroom herb crust, served with roasted

tomato, cous cous and spinach with a rich tomato pork sauce; giving

never tasted so good! For reservations, please call 504-872-9035.

http://www.table1restaurant.com

 

*Saturday, June 2, 2007 – Friday, October 28, 2007

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays – Sundays*

 

*Special Exhibition

/Incredible Victory: The Battle of Midway/*

 

Running June 2 through October 28, 2007, Incredible Victory: The

Battle of Midway tells the story of those dark days in 1942 when the

fate of the nation and the world hung in the balance. The exhibition,

located in the Special Exhibits Gallery of the E.J. Ourso Discovery

Hall, explores the American Pacific Fleet's struggle to confront the

might of the Imperial Japanese Navy following the disastrous defeat

at Pearl Harbor. Visitors will learn about the incredible twists of

fate that determined the outcome of this battle while examining

artifacts and images from the war and viewing rare Midway interviews

and footage.

 

*June 11, 2007 – August, 2007

Pavilion Exhibition - Artillery, Ammunition and Accessories*

 

Put a bang in your summer as The National World War II Museum

presents: Artillery, Ammunition and Accessories, featuring important

World War II artifacts related to the artillery. During the Second

World War more casualties were caused by artillery than by any other

means. Drawing upon the Museum's world- class artillery collection,

including five recently acquired pieces, this exhibit will feature

artillery pieces, ammunition and artillery accessories from World War

II. The exhibit will include the famous Flak 37 Germany's legendary

88; both German and US 105mm howitzers, the work horses of the

artillery in World War II, as well as an assortment of other pieces.

 

*July 3, 2007 – September 2, 2007

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesdays – Sundays

Showcase Exhibit featuring Air Crew Artifacts*

 

The National World War II Museum's Showcase exhibits feature items

that are currently not on regular display and revolve around specific

themes. These exhibits are located in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion

and usually consist of about a dozen items. During WWII extensive use

was made of air power for strategic bombing in all theater of the war.

The vast majority of aircraft were not pressurized or heated and in

addition to the elements air crew members had to be protected against

hostile fire. Visit the Museum as we showcase the wide assortment of

protective clothing worn by aircrews in WWII. In addition to American

equipment this exhibit will feature a rare Japanese winter flight

suite and a display of German flight gear.

 

945 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70130, Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive

PHONE: (504) 527-6012 FAX: (504) 527-6088 EMAIL:

info@nationalww2museum.org

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