This month's standout classroom participating in #GetInTheScrap is "The We Can Do Its!" out of Abita Springs, Louisiana. These Southern Magnolia Montessori students learned lessons about caring for the environment while also contributing to their community. Way to go!

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January Classroom of the Month— Get in the Scrap! | The National WWII Museum Blog

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We're thrilled to make this list of outstanding museum architecture! Thank you Curbed!

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America's 16 most beautiful museums

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We love hearing about younger generations working hard to keep memories of the #GreatestGeneration alive!

Many of you have relatives, friends, and members of your community who experienced World War II first hand. We encourage you to learn their story and share it. Our Museum historians have put together an Oral History Guideline for those of you who are inspired enough to collect oral...
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The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Learn: For Students: Oral History Guidelines

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#StudentEssayContest Opportunity!

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference..."
-Elie Wiesel

The late Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, a survivor of Auschwitz, has inspired generations with his words. What do they mean for today's generations? The 2017 Student Essay Contest challenges middle- and high-school students to reflect on a quote from Elie Wiesel (including the full version of...
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The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Learn: For Students: Essay Contests

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Read about the first mass-produced #helicopter during #WWII in the Museum's latest #SciTechTuesday blog post! [ Goo.gl Link ]

SciTech Tuesday: Sikorsky and the helicopter | The National WWII Museum Blog

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Make the most out of your visit to The National WWII Museum, even with a quick visit. GoNola shares their top tips in this practical guide—check it out before your next visit!

Here's a look at Road to Tokyo—a must-see for visits of any duration.
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Navigating The National World War II Museum

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We love hearing about younger generations working hard to keep memories of the #GreatestGeneration alive!

Many of you have relatives, friends, and members of your community who experienced World War II first hand. We encourage you to learn their story and share it with us! Our Museum historians have put together an Oral History Guideline for those of you who are inspired enough to collect...
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The National WWII Museum | New Orleans: Learn: For Students: Oral History Guidelines

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Summer #CareerDevelopmentOpportunity for #Teachers:

"The War In Europe" is the theme for this year's Summer Teacher Institute, an exciting professional development opportunity for teachers. Participants will take part in a three phase experience starting in New Orleans and ending in Normandy, France. Graduate credits available, too! Please apply and tell all of your teacher...
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Now you can #takeaselfie with #FDR at the Museum!

The statue is displayed on Founder's Plaza, a new public space and Museum entryway on Andrew Higgins Drive. The life-size bronze was sculpted by StudioEIS, which specializes in historical figures, and was cast using the old-fashioned lost wax method by the Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry.

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Take a selfie with FDR at The National World War II Museum | NOLA.com

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Saturday was Girl Scout Day at the Museum.

Thanks to all the Scouts -- and moms and dads and brothers and sisters and friends -- who came out to tour our exhibits, explore our WWII artifacts, and participate in all the activities our staff assembled just for this special group!

Area Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts get their turn Saturday, January 28. Visit goo.gl/ziiSDs for more information --...
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101 year old #WWII vet's #NewYearsResolution for 2017 is to live her life as fully as she can and for as long as she can. We love her life-affirming outlook! What New Year's Resolutions did you make for 2017?

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101 Year Old WWII Vet Makes A New Year's Resolution

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Calling all Teachers and Educators!

The Museum is still taking applications for TWO exciting professional development opportunities coming up this summer!

Summer Teacher Institute includes an intensive weeklong seminar in New Orleans (July 16-22, 2017) and a weeklong trip to Normandy, France (July 15-21, 2018). Led by Dr. Donald L. Miller, a renowned scholar of WWII and a New York Times...
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Read about the first mass-produced #helicopter during #WWII in the Museum's latest #SciTechTuesday blog post! [ Goo.gl Link ]

SciTech Tuesday: Sikorsky and the helicopter | The National WWII Museum Blog

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Photographer Jeff Johnston recently visited the Museum to make some images of the Rohwer Center High School Résumé, a 1944 high school annual for students living in an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans. The yearbook shows normal student life in a setting of barracks, barbed wire, and guard towers, and is part of the Museum’s collection of wartime yearbooks from across the country....
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Personal stories are at the heart of The National WWII Museum's collection. They are also at the heart of our campus, thanks to thousands of commemorative bricks—each a heartfelt tribute from a family in honor of its WWII story. Some bricks record a veteran's official name, rank, and service branch; others say simply, "Thank you, Dad." However you choose to remember your family's WWII story,...
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Go Behind the Lines at the Museum!

Step inside the Museum vault and climb into a Sherman tank—it’s all part of Behind the Lines, the exclusive VIP tour of The National WWII Museum. During five hours of behind-the-scenes experiences, guests will handle rarely seen artifacts alongside historians and attend a curator's luncheon with the specialists who design Museum exhibits and programming. A...
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Behind the Lines Tour | The National WWII Museum

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With a heavy heart, we give a final salute to #WWIIVeteran Oliver John Jung. A native of New Orleans, and a resident of Luling, Louisiana, Jung would have been 89 on January 25. He served in the Army in a Combat Engineer Battalion. He started his membership with the Museum in 2003. Before his passing, he was given a personalized tour of the PT-305.

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Oliver John Jung's Obituary on The New Orleans Advocate

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It's officially #CarnivalSeason in #NewOrleans!

From our #WWIIDigitalCollections: Papier-mâché #MardiGras Masks & Costumes in Italy.
Summer #CareerDevelopmentOpportunity for #Teachers:

"The War In Europe" is the theme for this year's Summer Teacher Institute, an exciting professional development opportunity for teachers. Participants will take part in a three phase experience starting in New Orleans and ending in Normandy, France. Graduate credits available, too! Please apply and tell all of your teacher...
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Know a student doing great things in their school or community? Nominate them for the #BillyMichalStudentLeadershipAward!

Each year as part of its #AmericanSpiritAwards, the Museum honors great Americans across multiple generations for their dedication to education, service and leadership. This year the Museum is pleased to announce an important addition to the American Spirit Awards – the...
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Nominate a Student for the 2017 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award | The National WWII Museum Blog

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