Pin It

The National World War II Museum presents "The War that Changed the World" 

The National World War II Museum (formerly the National D-Day Museum) is hosting a conference that will feature speeches and panel discussions by politicians, historians, veterans and many special guests. Speakers include Walter Cronkite, George McGovern, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, filmmaker Ken Burns, who will preview his World War II documentary, and many others. A special portion of the conference is Memorial Hall, a series of 14 panel discussions featuring veterans talking about their experiences in some of the war's most important battles, little known aspects, and the war effort back home. This is a rare forum to hear personal accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the invasion of Normandy, the work of Native American "Code Talkers," Rosie the Riveter workers, Tuskeegee Airmen, prisoners of war, Holocaust survivors and others affected by the war. (Pictured is a C-47 plane that flew over Normandy during the invasion and was recently acquired by the museum). The Memorial Hall events are free but registration is required, either via the Web site or by calling (800) 258-8830. Ticket prices vary for other speeches, panel discussions and events. See the Web site for a full list of events and to register. -- Will Coviello

Thu.-Sat., Nov. 16-18

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012;

click to enlarge events_rec-14471.jpeg


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Pin It
Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in New Orleans Event Previews

Spotlight Events

  • The Three Musketeers @ Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden
    New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle

    • Wednesdays-Fridays, Sundays, 7 p.m. Continues through May 27
  • An Act of God @ Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre
    616 St. Peter St.

    • Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 27
  • The Truth Has Changed @ Contemporary Arts Center
    900 Camp St.

    • May 24-27
  • Giselle @ The Orpheum Theater
    129 Roosevelt Way

    • Fri., May 25, 8 p.m.
  • Sueno @ First Unitarian Universalist Church
    5212 S. Claiborne Ave.

    • Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Fri., June 8, 8 p.m. Continues through June 10

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation