Led by Donald Miller and guided by the words of the war’s top correspondents, the new Writing the War tour will make the war you’ve read about come alive. Read more and reserve today: ww2museumtours.org
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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Watch an archived video stream of the 2/21 special presentation about the four chaplains of the USS Dorchester: livestream.com/accounts/5586954

The story: Four chaplains were on board the Dorchester—George L. Fox, a Methodist minister; Rabbi Alexander D. Good; Catholic priest John P. Washington; and the Reverend Clark V. Poling, a Reformed Church in America minister—when it was struck by a...
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During the exclusive Behind the Lines VIP tour of The National WWII Museum, guests handle rarely seen artifacts alongside historians and climb aboard a Sherman tank. Offered on Fridays and Saturdays, each Behind the Lines experience is limited to just 10 guests. Reserve today: ww2museumtours.org/behind-the-lines
Edward Tipper jumped into Normandy with “Easy Company” on D-Day—a mission immortalized in Museum founder Stephen E. Ambrose’s book "Band of Brothers" and in the later HBO miniseries of the same title—and volunteered his time on numerous occasions to share his WWII experiences and advocate for the significance of the Museum’s mission.

An American hero and extraordinary friend to The National...
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It's officially #CarnivalSeason in #NewOrleans!

From our #WWIIDigitalCollections: Papier-mâché #MardiGras Masks & Costumes in Italy.
The US Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard was on Founders Plaza on Friday, February 24, greeting visitors and enjoying the lovely Carnival-time weather.

The unit is in New Orleans to participate in several Mardi Gras events, including the Orpheus parade on Monday evening and the Rex parade on Tuesday.

Based in Barstow, California, the Mounted Color Guard is now in its 50th year of service...
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Join David Culbert, PhD, on March 8 for a multimedia presentation about Nazi film propaganda. “The Film Ministry: Nazi Mass Media and Anti-Semitic Film Propaganda” begins at 6:00 p.m. CT in US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, and will be preceded by a 5:00 p.m. viewing of State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, a special exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial...
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By 1945, more than 1.2 million African Americans had served bravely in every theater of World War II, while simultaneously struggling for their own rights as US citizens. Although the US armed forces were officially segregated until 1948, World War II laid the foundation for postwar integration of the military.

One of our most recent special exhibits, Fighting for the Right to Fight: African...
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Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in World War II | The National WWII Museum in New Orleans

The National WWII Museum is hosting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibition “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda” through June 18.

The exhibition explores how the Nazi propaganda machine used biased information to sway public opinion, and examines the definition of propaganda, how it operates, why it works, and how we can protect ourselves from its dangers. “State...
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State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

February 24 and 25 mark the 75th anniversary of World War II’s Battle of Los Angeles. Read all about it in this #SciTechTuesday post on the Museum blog: [ Goo.gl Link ]

SciTech Tuesday: The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Los Angeles | The National WWII Museum Blog

PT-305 is undergoing sea trials in preparation for her April 1 debut for thrilling rides and fascinating deck tours on her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain. She’s a fully restored WWII combat veteran—and a #NOLA native who’s coming home to serve again as a living history lesson in wartime technology and Home Front ingenuity.

Be among the first members of the public to see PT-305 on the...
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The Museum will be closed on Fat Tuesday (February 28) but otherwise open to visitors throughout Carnival season. Plan your visit now: nationalww2museum.org

The first Mardi Gras Day after the Pearl Harbor attack was on Tuesday, February 17, 1942. Official parades and Carnival balls were canceled due to the war, and stayed that way through 1945.

Still, the Carnival spirit prevailed during...
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On the October Soldiers & Spies tour, you’ll walk D-Day beaches and the streets of Nazi-occupied Paris, all with author Alex Kershaw as your personal guide. Book by March 31 and save $800 per couple: ww2museumtours.org
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

Come aboard PT-305 for rides and tours starting April 1. See, hear, and feel WWII history by reserving your trip to 1944 today: pt305.org
The National WWII Museum and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum will present an evening dedicated to WWII foodways at 6:00 p.m. March 16. Museum Curator Kim Guise will discuss wartime rationing, Victory Gardens, and the many ingenious ways Home Front cooks supported the war effort. Liz Williams, president and director of SoFAB, will demonstrate three recipes from wartime cookbooks in the...
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On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave the War Department the authority to declare any part of the country a restricted military area “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” California, Oregon, Washington, and parts of Arizona soon received that designation.

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At 11: 26 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, PT-305 ran under her own power for the first time since restoration began nearly 10 years ago—and propelled by her original-model Packard engines for the first time since 1945.

Currently undergoing sea trials in preparation for her April 1 debut for public rides and deck tours, PT-305 is the world’s only fully restored combat-veteran patrol-torpedo...
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Follow an epic WWII journey across Europe by reserving your spot now for the Easy Company: England to the Eagle’s Nest tour. See the places where Allied victory was fought and won— Aldbourne to Normandy to Bastogne and beyond—all in first-class comfort. Book before April 1 and save $1,000 per couple: ww2museumtours.org

Image: Tour guide and Easy Company veteran Bradford C. “Brad” Freeman.