Dispatch: News from the Museum

Dispatch: News from the Museum

Drafts for Crafts

Presented by IBERIABANK

Friday, March 11

7:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.

The National WWII Museum

The Young Benefactors of The National WWII Museum are hosting their third annual fundraiser to benefit restoration and preservation of important WWII artifacts. Ticket holders will have access to a delicious array of tasting samples from dozens of area restaurants, an open bar, and live entertainment from The Essentials and DJ Matty of Mod Dance Party! Proceeds from Drafts for Crafts will benefit the restoration of the Higgins boat, PT-305, and its return to the waterways. Learn more about the history of PT-305.

The Victory Belles present Songs that Won the War

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

11:45 a.m. buffet seating

BB’s Stage Door Canteen

The Victory Belles bring to life the songs that inspired the Allies to victory during World War II. This new Belles show features musical gems of the era, such as White Cliffs of Dover, Harbor Lights, The Last Time I Saw Paris, La Vie En Rose, and I’ll Be Seeing You, all sung in rich, three-part harmony. You may even find yourself dancing with one of our beautiful Belles!

 

Purchase tickets at www.stagedoorcanteen.org or call 504-528-1943.

Victory Swing Orchestra Salutes Ol’ Blue Eyes

March 5–6

March 5: 6:00 p.m. dinner seating, 7:30 showtime

March 6: 11:00 a.m. brunch seating, 1:00 p.m. showtime

BB’s Stage Door Canteen

The National WWII Museum’s own Victory Swing Orchestra celebrates the most popular male singer to emerge from the WWII era—Frank Sinatra! Vocalist extraordinaire Clint Johnson and our fabulous 14-piece big band will swing Sinatra’s greatest hits such as Come Fly with Me, Fly Me To The Moon, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Way You Look Tonight, Where or When, Summer Wind, and many more. Classic big band hits by Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Glenn Miller will also be featured for your dancing pleasure. Don’t miss out on this spectacular evening of dining and dancing as we celebrate the 100th birthday of a legend.

 

Purchase tickets at www.stagedoorcanteen.org or call 504-528-1943. 

Documentary Screening

Tiger Brides: Memories of Love and War from the GI Brides of Tiger Bay

Thursday, March 10

6:00 p.m. Documentary screening

7:15 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson and GI bride Jeana Norman Lassiter

Solomon Victory Theater

Learn the story of the girls from Tiger Bay in Cardiff, Wales, who fell in love with and married African American soldiers stationed in the UK during World War II. Jeana Norman, a GI bride who appears in the film, will join us to share her experiences with the audience. Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson won a Fulbright scholarship for research on the subject, and she will hold a Q&A session following the screening.

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please join us before the screening to view the special exhibit.

This program is free and open to the public but requires an RSVP. RSVP online now. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

March 11, 13, 18–20, 25–27

March 11, 18, 19, 25, 26: 6:00 p.m. dinner seating, 7:30 showtime

March 13, 20, 27: 11:00 a.m. brunch seating, 1:00 p.m. showtime

BB’s Stage Door Canteen

BB’s Stage Door Canteen celebrates an American icon—My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra features more than 30 of Sinatra’s most famous songs performed by a quartet of fantastic singers and accompanied by the Museum’s Victory Trio. Enjoy delicious dining from The American Sector Restaurant + Bar as we bring to life Sinatra’s repertoire, including Fly Me to the Moon, My Way, You Make Me Feel So Young, and more. This engagement is expected to sell out soon, so make your reservations today!

 

Purchase tickets at www.stagedoorcanteen.org or call 504-528-1943.

Women’s History Month Meet Women Veterans

Saturday, March 12

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring women veterans in Louisiana. Explore a traveling display, complete with uniforms and artifacts produced by Louisiana Women Veterans. Also take the opportunity to meet women who served during World War II.

Louisiana Women Veterans—a group of women who have served in all branches of the military—help educate inform the public on the important role of women in the military. The group also serves on Honor Guard details at the funerals of women veterans in Louisiana.

For more information, call 504-528-1944 x 463.

Dinner with a Curator

Rob Wallace presents Sulfa and Penicillin: The Powerful Cures

Tuesday, March 15

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Medical innovations were a very important advantage for the Allies in World War II. One of the major advances was the treatment of infections with drugs, specifically two—sulfa, which was used throughout the war, and penicillin, which was available to the allies for the invasion of Normandy. Learn about the history and science behind the development of these drugs, and what we can learn from the past in order to develop new antibiotics today.

Purchase tickets.

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Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Teacher Workshop

Thursday, March 8

3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Education Classroom and Special Exhibition Gallery

 

The National WWII Museum is partnering with the regional Anti-Defamation League to offer area teachers the Echoes and Reflections Holocaust Teacher Workshop. This three-hour workshop at the Museum trains teachers to use the innovative multimedia classroom curriculum designed by the ADL, the Shoah Foundation, and Yad VaShem. The workshop is FREE, and all participants receive the Echoes and Reflections multimedia curriculum free of charge (a $100 value). Echoes and Reflections provides value to both experienced Holocaust educators as well those new to Holocaust education, and its teacher-friendly materials address academic standards and incorporate a mix of instructional strategies and technologies.

Lunchbox Lecture

Herman “Dutch” Prager presents USS Kingfish: Submariner “Dutch” Prager

Wednesday, March 16

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center

During his service in World War II, Dutch Prager was on four patrols aboard the USS Kingfish in the Pacific Theater of operations. Join us as Prager shares his stories and experiences of being a submariner deep below the ocean surface. March 2016 marks the 70th anniversary of Kingfish’s decommission.

For more information call 504-528-1944 x 463.

Meet the Authors

Frederick M. Trapnell Jr. and Dana Trapnell Tibbitts present Harnessing the Sky: Frederick “Trap” Trapnell, the US Navy’s Aviation Pioneer, 1923-52

Tuesday, March 22

5:00 p.m. Reception

6:00 p.m. Presentation

7:00 p.m. Book signing

US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center

Harnessing the Sky is one of the last untold stories in 100 years of naval aviation. This biography of Vice Adm. Frederick M. Trapnell explores the legacy of the man called “the godfather of current naval aviation.”

A pilot of calculated courage, “Trap” entered the Navy when test pilots were more like stuntmen than engineers. Airplanes had not yet come into their own as weapons of war, and they had an undeveloped role in the fleet. His vision and leadership shaped the evolution of naval aviation through its formative years and beyond.

This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Ensure your spot by RSVPing online or over the phone at 504-528-1944 x 412.

Documentary Screening

Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will

Thursday, March 24

6:00 p.m. Documentary screening

7:15 p.m. Q&A with filmmaker Lawrence Walker

Solomon Victory Theater

Join filmmaker Lawrence Walker as he shares his film that examines the changes and consequences in race and gender polices and the impact on the nation, the military and African American women. Sweet Georgia Brown introduces viewers to unsung heroes and trailblazers while speaking to the expanding opportunities, the social, political, and organizational factors of the time, racial and gender policies, and the unique factors associated with being African American women in the Armed Forces during World War II. Walker will hold a Q&A session following the screening.

Fighting for the Right to Fight: African American Experiences in WWII will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please join us before the screening to view the special exhibit.

This program is free and open to the public but requires an RSVP. RSVP online now. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.

For more information, please visit this website www.nationalww2museum.org

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