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12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 28 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
We invite you to experience Ashé Cultural Arts Center's fourth annual… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 28 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 28 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Exploring SAORI:…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
This 2-hour weaving taster with artists Nancy Rhett and Jenny Pelc will provide… more

Hogs for the Cause

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Eighty teams of BBQ competitors, comprised of a mix of some of the region's… more

Indy Race Day at…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for the Indy Race Day at Champions Square, featuring vintage sports… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 28 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 28 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Kinder Garden - Play,…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Kinder Garden for kids ages 18 months to 5 years has moved to the last Saturday… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Louisiana Crawfish…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine such as Crawfish pie, Fried Crawfish Tall… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 28 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes. … more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

N'Kafu Traditional…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company presents its annual concert, M'Batle… more

NOLA Food Fest

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Four blocks in… more

NOMA Egg Hunt and…

Mar 28 - 28, 2015
Mark your calendars for the NOMA Egg Hunt in the Sydney and Walda Besthoff… more

12th Annual Saints…

Mar 28 - 29, 2015
The festival features panel discussions and master classes on literary topics… more

The National WWII Museum Offers New History & Heritage Travel Package

NEW ORLEANS (August 16, 2012) - A new package offered by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans will provide travelers with an opportunity to simultaneously experience the rich historical experiences offered by both the Museum and the iconic city in which it lives. The "History and Heritage" travel package will offer a look at the culture and history of New Orleans coupled with an insider's tour of The National WWII Museum.

Offered on a monthly basis, the package presents an opportunity for travelers to spend a long weekend behind-the-scenes at The National WWII Museum with curators, while also touring various points of interest throughout the city of New Orleans.

"New Orleans' architecture-rich neighborhoods, stunning array of restaurants, vibrant music scene and major contributions to American history - as the site of the Louisiana Purchase land transfer and victory over the British during the War of 1812 - has made it a favorite destination for generations," said Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, the Museum's president and chief executive officer. "The National WWII Museum also highlights the city's major role during WWII, as the site of Higgins Industries plants that built thousands of landing craft for Allied invasions in Normandy and elsewhere."

Some highlights of the itinerary include touring the galleries of the Museum and the John F. Kushner Restoration Pavilion and the 4-D cinematic experience Beyond All Boundaries. Guests will also dine at the American Sector, a celebrated restaurant overseen by acclaimed Chef John Besh, and will view original and top-rated entertainment at the Stage Door Canteen. Outside of the Museum, visitors will experience  a guided tour of the city highlighting its vast architectural treasures, an afternoon cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Steamboat Natchez and shopping and sight-seeing throughout the famous French Quarter. Travelers also will have time to explore both the Museum and the city on their own.

"Bringing together this insider's look at The National WWII Museum and the city it calls home makes for a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers," Mueller continued. "Indeed, marketing surveys indicate that for many tourists The National WWII Museum is a primary reason for their trip to New Orleans. The American Automobile Association's summer 2012 issue of Southern Traveler magazine, based on a reader poll, ranks the Museum as the best regional attraction - and, for the third year in a row, ranks New Orleans as the South's best large city for a weekend getaway."

Tours are currently scheduled through December with dates including Oct. 4-7, Nov. 8-11 and Dec. 3-6. To book the "History & Heritage" travel package, and for more itinerary details visit http://www.ww2museumtours.org/history-and-heritage.html or call 877-813-3329 x 257.

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.  Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America's National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who served on the battlefront and the Home Front. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit http://www.nationalww2museum.org/. Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or visit our Facebook page.