National WWII Museum

The National WWII Museum Launches Rides  Aboard Restored, Operational Higgins Patrol-Torpedo Boat

The National WWII Museum Launches Rides Aboard Restored, Operational Higgins Patrol-Torpedo Boat

Beginning April 1, The National WWII Museum will offer the public the opportunity to tour and ride restored patrol-torpedo (PT) boat 305 on her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, where she was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to see and feel the PT boat experience, and[Read More…]

The National WWII Museum Named No. 4 Museum in the United States

The National WWII Museum Named No. 4 Museum in the United States

The National WWII Museum today announced it has been recognized as a winner in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice™ awards for museums, ranking  No.4 in the nation and No.11 in the world. Other winners include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (No.1), Art Institute of Chicago (No.2), The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (No.3) and Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum[Read More…]

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The National WWII Museum Announces Summer Teacher Institute

PRESS RELEASE – The National WWII Museum today announced a multi-year WWII Summer Teacher Institute that features an immersive professional development program for high school history and social studies teachers. The program is a momentous step forward in how the Museum interacts with educators, ensuring that teachers nationwide have the content knowledge, instructional techniques, and creative and engaging curriculum materials[Read More…]

P-40 hovering inside its new home - The Road to Tokyo. ( image credit Rachel Haney)

Freshly Restored P-40 Arrives in New Orleans

The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana took delivery of their freshly restored P-40E Warhawk in early February. A crane lifted it into position, hanging in the museum’s new Campaigns of Courage pavilion, while Claire Chennault’s granddaughter, Nell Calloway, looked on with much appreciation. Claire Chennault’s American Volunteer Group, better known as the “Flying Tigers”, has become synonymous with[Read More…]