Thanks to Travlin_girl Susan B. Barnes and USA Today Travel for this terrific piece about #PT305 and WWII veteran Jim Nerison.
Reserve your ride or deck tour today: pt305.org
Thanks to Travlingirl Susan B Barnes and USA Today Travel for this

PT-305: Ride a piece of history at the National WWII Museum

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Based on a 2014 book by Mark Harris, “Five Came Back,” a new three-episode documentary about Hollywood filmmakers who made movies for the US government during World War II, becomes available on Netflix on March 31.

The filmmakers profiled are George Stevens (“Woman of the Year,” “Giant”), Frank Capra (“It Happened One Night,” “It’s a Wonderful Life”), William Wyler (“The Letter,” “Jezebel”),...
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Review: In Five Came Back, the Film Greats Go to War

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For #SciTechTuesday on the Museum blog, the science of the Doolittle Raid: How a tailwind and stripped-down aircraft helped the daring mission succeed.
For SciTechTuesday on the Museum blog the science of the Doolittle Raid

SciTech Tuesday: The 75th Anniversary of the Doolittle Raid | The National WWII Museum Blog

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The PT-305 ride experience, as reported by Ken Hocke of "WorkBoat."

"I walked aboard the 78’x20’8″x5’3″ PT-305 for the first time, imaging what it must have been like for the sailors who actually manned the boat. I was aboard to go on an excursion. They came aboard knowing they were risking their lives. Still, it was cool — the torpedoes, machine guns, cannons — all weapons I had used in my...
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The PT305 ride experience as reported by Ken Hocke of "WorkBoat"

Aboard the WWII Museum's PT-305 | WorkBoat

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Congratulations to all who participated in the April 8 Louisiana National History Day State Contest at the Museum, and good luck to all of the projects moving on to Nationals in Washington, DC!
Congratulations to all who participated in the April 8 Louisiana National History

Next Stop, Nationals! | The National WWII Museum Blog

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On the evening of Tuesday, April 25, Join Museum Student Programs Coordinator Collin Makamson on the anniversary of the 1945 meeting between American and Soviet forces near Torgau, Germany, on the Elbe River.

This meeting was captured in a famous photo depicting a warm embrace between an American and Soviet soldier.

Using artifacts from the Museum’s collection, Makamson will highlight this...
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Join historian Alexandra Richie on an exclusive tour tracking “The Rise and Fall of Hitler’s Germany.”

This 12-day trip visits Berlin, Dresden, Wroclaw, Kraków, Gdansk, and Warsaw, where you’ll see the Reichstag, Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, Cecilienhof Palace (location of the 1945 Potsdam Conference), Oskar Schindler’s factory, and the Polish town of Oswiecim (known to history by its German...
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Join historian Alexandra Richie on an exclusive tour tracking The Rise and
A WWLTV morning-news report from the #PT305 boathouse at Lakeshore Landing. Fully restored after more than 70 years, the Higgins Industries craft is open for thrilling rides and fascinating deck tours. Reserve your spot today: pt305.org

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A WWLTV morningnews report from the PT305 boathouse at Lakeshore Landing Fully

Take a ride aboard a restored Higgins boat

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"NBC Nightly News" came aboard PT-305. Reserve your ride or deck tour today: pt305.org
"NBC Nightly News" came aboard PT305 Reserve your ride or deck tour today: pt305org

After Decade of Restoration, World War II Vessel Sets Sail

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Museum curator Larry Decuers will accompany Alex Kershaw, best-selling author of “Avenue of Spies” and “The Bedford Boys,” on the October Soldiers & Spies tour of Normandy and Paris. Book before May 5 and save: ww2museumtours.org.
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Save the date and book early! Authors Rick Atkinson, Robert Citino, Conrad Crane, Richard Frank, Donald L. Miller, Alexandra Richie, and Gerhard Weinberg are among the stellar lineup of presenters at the 10th International Conference on World War II scheduled for November 16 to 18 in New Orleans.

This year’s Conference will be preceded by a fascinating Symposium examining Adolf Hitler’s rise...
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Save the date and book early Authors Rick Atkinson Robert Citino Conrad
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How did #pt305 get her custom portholes? Read all about it on the Museum blog: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Come aboard PT-305 for a ride of a lifetime: pt305.org
Congratulations to the Gary Sinise Foundation for reaching one million views (and counting) of this great Soaring Valor video from the program's June 2015 visit to the Museum! Read more about Soaring Valor: goo.gl/15FnkH
Congratulations to the Gary Sinise Foundation for reaching one million views and

Soaring Valor (Short Film)

With a hero's welcome, the Gary Sinise Foundation brought WWII veterans and their guardians to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. One-of-a-kind experie...

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The story behind PT-305's nickname, 'U.S.S. Sudden Jerk,' is on the Museum blog: [ Goo.gl Link ] #pt305
Watch a replay of the April 4 #StateofDeception panel presentation "Fueling Extremism in a Wired World:" [ Livestream.com Link ]
Watch a replay of the April 4 StateofDeception panel presentation Fueling Extremism
A Museum-produced traveling exhibit, Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy, is on display through May 28, 2017, at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler, Georgia.

The exhibit follows the industrial journey that took the United States from a nation perilously unprepared for war to a global superpower that helped lead the Allies to victory in World War II....
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A Museumproduced traveling exhibit Manufacturing Victory The Arsenal of Democracy is on
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On the 100th anniversary (April 6) of America's entry into World War I, SmithsonianMag.com examines how the war is taught today.
On the 100th anniversary April 6 of Americas entry into World War

Why It Matters Whether Students Learn About World War I in American History or World History Class

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D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France tour is the Museum’s most popular educational travel program. Spots remain for two September departures. Book by May 8 and save $1,000 per couple!

Delivered to shore by landing craft made by Higgins Industries in New Orleans, Allied forces crossed the seemingly impenetrable beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, and advanced into...
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DDay The Invasion of Normandy Liberation of France tour is the Museums
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In case you missed the 4/13 Meet the Author event featuring Brent Glass ("50 Great American Places: Essential
Historic Sites Across the U.S."), watch an archived video of the presentation at Livestream.com/nww2m
In case you missed the 413 Meet the Author event featuring Brent
Many thanks to Southern Living magazine for the designation as #5 Museum in the South. #ww2museum #nola
Many thanks to Southern Living magazine for the designation as 5 Museum

The South’s Best Museums 2017

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