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Upcoming Events

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Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Abita Springs Opry in…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us every Saturday in August for The Abita Springs Opry concert… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 30 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Dinneral Shavers…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
This annual event is a free school supply giveaway targeted towards all New… more

Greyhound Centennial…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Celebrating 100 years of service, Greyhound is bringing its Centennial Mobile… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 30 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Historic Carver…

Aug 30 - 31, 2014
Come out this Labor Day weekend for a night of fun, laughther, and good old… more

The Historic New…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us for a screening of  "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965),… more

The Historic New…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us for "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), starring Steve McQueen,… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Rhythm & Rain. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Way Too Early. more

Bounce TV Summer…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Get ready New Orleans as The Bounce: TV Our Way Summer Music Festival 2014… more

Kirk Franklin…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Celebrate Sunday morning with brunch featuring the explosive energy of live… more

Sunday Swing…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Kick up your heels at The National WWII Museum with Sunday Swing. Professional… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Soprano Joy Greene Meade and Bass Michael Meade, accompanied by Pianist Albinas… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring BC & Company more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 31 - 31, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 30 - 30, 2014
Two bands - Three Hours - Five Saturdays First band plays approx 12 noon… more

Upcoming Events at the WWII Museum

Through December 31, 2008

Preserving History: The Archaeology of the National WWII Museum Expansion Site A traveling exhibit from The National WWII Museum
The Preservation Resource Center, 923 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA
The National WWII Museum is looking towards the future with a major expansion project that will triple the size of the Museum and tell the story of the war that changed the world. The Museum also has an eye towards the past with the exhibition Preserving History: The Archaeology of the National WWII Museum Expansion Site. The traveling exhibition, on display at The Preservation Resource Center through December 31, 2008, examines the history of the site and features a number of artifacts recovered during an archaeological dig of the area. The Preservation Resource Center is open to the public from 9 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday. For more information, contact the PRC at 504-636-3040 or The National WWII Museum at 504-527-6012 x 452.

October 2008 – June 30, 2009
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
New Hours at The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Starting in October, The National World War II Museum will be open seven days a week! The Museum has not been open on Mondays since August 2005. The Museum will go back to a limited schedule during the months of July - September. For more information, contact the Museum at 504-527-6012.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunchbox Lecture – Sex and the Swastika by Hannes Richter
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Next to its restrictive race-based policies, the Nazi regime propagated surprisingly liberal views on the issues of sex and lust. New research recently explored sexuality and corresponding identity roles in the Third Reich. This talk will review this research and investigate the issues of sexuality, body cult, and the family in Hitler's Germany. Feel free to bring your lunch or just come to enjoy the lecture. For more information on this and other Lunchbox Lectures, call 504-527-6012 x 229.

Tuesday, October 2, 2008
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Holocaust Teacher Workshop
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
The National World War II Museum presents “Echoes and Reflections” a Teacher Workshop focusing on the Holocaust. This multimedia presentation is a joint project of the Anti-Defamation League, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, and Yad Vashem. This free workshop includes a copy of the “Echoes and Reflections” multimedia curriculum (a $94.95 value). Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register for the workshop, please call 504-527-6012 x 225.

Thursday, October 2, 2008
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Thursdays Wargames
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
The National World War II Museum hosts WWII board and miniatures gaming on the First Thursday in every month for gamers at all levels. Pre-registration is required. A minimum number of gamers must register for the meeting to be held. Please contact Walt Burgoyne at walt.burgoyne@nationalww2museum.org or 504-527-6012 x 333 for more information.

Saturday, October 4, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lives Remembered , a presentation by Michael Marvins
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Michael Marvins will discuss the life and work of his grandfather Zalman Kaplan. Kaplan’s photos of pre-WWII Jewish life are featured in the exhibition Lives Remembered: Photographs of a Small Town in Poland 1897-1939. Marvins has spent years tracking down his grandfather’s photos, many of which were published in the book Lives Remembered: A Shtetl Through a Photographer's Eye. This program is generously supported by the World Cultural Economic Forum. Reception to follow co-sponsored by Touro Synagogue. For more information call 504-527-6012 x 229.

The exhibit, which is on view from September 25, 2008 through January 11, 2009, is presented by ATT Real Yellow Pages with additional support from the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana, The Lupin Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, New Orleans Hillel, and New Orleans Jewish Day School.

Saturday October 11, 2008
Doors 6:30 pm, Costume contest 7:30 pm and Show at 8:00 pm
Encore Performance! Sound of Music Sing Along
It’s back by popular demand! Join us for an encore performance of the Sound of Music Sing Along with Becky Allen, Sean Patterson and Mandy Zirkenbach! It started in London, took New York by storm and played the Hollywood Bowl. You saw it on Will & Grace and it and drew a standing room only crowd at The National WWII Museum! Don’t miss this evening of high-camp, high jinks, high notes and low comedy. Costumes encouraged. Come boo the Nazis while you enjoy complimentary popcorn! A cash bar will be available. Admission is $5 per person. Credit cards accepted for parties of 4 or more. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Museum from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday or by calling 504-527-6012 x 226 during business hours.

Sunday, October 12, 2008
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Panorama Jazz Band
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Kick up your heels to Klezmer music by local favorites, The Panorama Jazz Band. This performance is in conjunction with Lives Remembered: Photographs of a Small Town in Poland 1897-1939. This free program is generously supported by the World Cultural Economic Forum. For more information, call 504-527-6012 x 225.

The exhibit, which is on view from September 25, 2008 through January 11, 2009, is presented by ATT Real Yellow Pages with additional support from the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana, The Lupin Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, New Orleans Hillel, and New Orleans Jewish Day School.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunchbox Lecture – Broadway Goes to War by George Dansker
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
A concise survey of the New York theater from 1936-1949, analyzing plays, musicals, revues that focused on wartime life, including such landmark musicals as “South Pacific” as well as lesser known titles such as Cole Porter’s “Something for the Boys” and plays such as “Tomorrow the World” and “Watch on the Rhine.” Through the use of images and sound files, George Dansker hopes to bring to life this important era in the history of Broadway. Feel free to bring your lunch or just come to enjoy the lecture. For more information on this and other Lunchbox Lectures, call 504-527-6012 x 229.

Saturday, October 18, 2008
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Living History Corps
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
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.

Saturday, October 18, 2008
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lagniappe Lecture – Clandestine Art of the Holocaust by Marc Dennis
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
Marc Dennis, Professor of Art at Elmira College, Elmira, NY will be offering "Under the Floorboards – Hidden Art of the Holocaust" a one hour visual lecture on clandestine artwork made by prisoners inside Nazi concentration camps. Come and experience a very rare and unique topic of the history of the Holocaust. For more information call 504-527-6012 x 229.

Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2008
Lecture – 12:00 pm
Signing – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet the Authors - Operation Plum by Adrian R. Martin and Larry W. Stephenson

The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
For more information, contact the Museum Store at 504-527-6012 x 239.