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Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
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Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

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

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

National WWII Museum to Host Winston Churchill Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

National WWII Museum to Host Winston Churchill Symposium

NEW ORLEANS (April 16, 2013) -The National WWII Museum will host its third Churchill Symposium on May 18, featuring talks from four noted historians and authors.

A partnered program organized by the Museum in partnership with The Churchill Society of New Orleans, the symposium explores the life and legacy of Winston S. Churchill, the British prime minister who rallied his country in its darkest hours to fight against the Nazis in the Second World War.

"This will be our third Churchill program," said Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller, president and chief executive officer of the Museum. "We're welcoming historians from across North America for what promises to be a deep dive into every facet of Churchill's personality, life and times. Churchill and WWII enthusiasts alike won't want to miss this highly anticipated event."

Lecturers include:

  • Dr. Michael Shelden, author of Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill and a professor of English and Literature at Indiana State University
    Dr. Christopher M. Bell, an associate professor of military/naval history and modern English history at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bell's book, Churchill and Sea Power, explores the wartime leader's fascination with naval affairs
    Paul Reid, author of The Last Lion, 1940, the third and final volume of the masterful trilogy begun by William Manchester
    Dr. Rob Havers, executive director of the Churchill Memorial and Museum at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., and the author of Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech

The event will be held at the Museum's Stage Door Canteen, beginning with a breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Tickets for the May 18 symposium are $125 for Museum members and $175 for non-members. Please call 504-528-1944 x 511 for reservation information.

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 www.nationalww2museum.org. Follow us on Twitter at WWIImuseum or visit our Facebook page.