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17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Mar 6 - 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 6 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 6 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Friends of the…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Local jazz band, the Panorama Jazz Band, will bookend the final concert of… more

International…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Now in its seventh year, the New Orleans International Children's Film… more

Jefferson Arts…

Mar 6 - 15, 2015
Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been successful for many… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 6 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Lauren Sturm - Bayou…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Performs solo acoustic piano. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Groovesect. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Mar 6 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Billie performs mainly in an avant-garde, free style painting expansive… more

Opening Reception -…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Join us  for a free opening reception for Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works… more

Ponchatoula Antique…

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
Featuring-Antique Collectibles Booth, Fine Arts & Crafts Booth, Food Booth,… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Preservation Resource…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
The patron party features specialty cocktails and cuisine from world famous… more

Stage Door Canteen…

Mar 6 - Apr 5, 2015
"Always ... Patsy Cline," a musical play, complete with down-home… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 6 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Boat Show

Mar 6 - 8, 2015
The entire Mercedes-Benz Superdome floor will evolve into the region's largest… more

The French Market…

Mar 6 - 6, 2015
Deborah Etienne creates her gumbo while the local musicians talk about the… more

17th Annual Martin…

Mar 6 - 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

New Attractions Draw Unprecedented Level of Visitors

 

New Attractions Draw Unprecedented Level of Visitors

NEW ORLEANS (March 13, 2013) - On an otherwise typical Monday at The National WWII Museum, an all-time record attendance level was set by visitors. The Museum counted 3,556 visitors on Monday, March 11, topping the previous daily attendance record of 3,261 visitors set on Friday, March 27, 2009.

"This milestone demonstrates the Museum's increasing position as a national cultural attraction," said Stephen Watson, vice president and chief operating officer of The National WWII Museum. "Our ongoing expansion offers visitors even more ways to experience the war that changed the world."

As TripAdvisor's number one attraction in New Orleans and the number one attraction in the South according to readers of AAA's Southern Traveler magazine, The National WWII Museum continues to attract visitors from around the globe.

This milestone arrives on the heels of the recent unveiling of the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, which opened its doors on January 13. The Museum attributes this boost in ticket sales to compelling new exhibits that are now open to the public. 

The US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center showcases the people, weapons and industrial might that became the Arsenal of Democracy -- a force forged by the American Spirit that preserved our liberty, and also the world's, in the defining struggle of the 20th Century. Exhibited artifacts include a restored B-17E Flying Fortress, B-25J Mitchell, SBD-3 Dauntless, TBM Avenger, P-51D Mustang and Corsair F4U-4 among many others.

The pavilion's signature exhibit, Final Mission: The USS Tang Submarine Experience, is an interactive experience incorporating sound, motion and digital graphics that give visitors a taste of the conditions and realities of submarine warfare in WWII's Pacific Theater. Visitors man authentic positions and perform the battle actions of actual crewmembers as the Tang engages the Japanese forces in a recreation of the doomed sub's final war patrol battle. Upon exiting visitors encounter a memorial wall of photos of the Tang's crew.

The busy pace of construction on the Museum's six-acre campus, located in the historic Warehouse District, showcases the ongoing fulfillment of the Museum's plan for expansion. Work has begun on another new pavilion, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, which is slated to open in the spring of 2014.

The final phase of the Museum's expansion plan calls for the construction of The Liberation Pavilion (scheduled to open in 2016) and an expansive special exhibits gallery. A proposed hotel, conference center and a parking structure, if built, will finish out the expansion. 

The National World War II 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 World War II Museum, it celebrates the American Spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifice of the men and women who fought 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 fan page.

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