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The Future of the National WWII Museum is Dynamic

“At the core, the American citizen soldiers knew the difference between right and wrong, and they didn’t want to live in a world in which wrong prevailed. So they fought and won, and we, all of us, living and yet to be born, must be forever profoundly grateful.”
– Stephen E. Ambrose, National WWII Museum Founder

When you support The National WWII Museum, you create your legacy of honoring our history and protecting the future. 

As the official WWII museum of the United States, we share your passion for preserving our history so that sacrifices made for freedom are never forgotten. A $400 million capital-expansion currently underway will see the addition of two new pavilions, among many other recent and future enhancements.

In June 2017, the Museum opened its newest permanent exhibit, The Arsenal of Democracy: The Herman and George Brown Salute to the Home Front, which tells the story of the Home Front and the road to war with 9 immersive galleries.

The STEM Innovation Gallery, a new educational gallery in the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion for students and teachers alike, focuses on contributions and advancements in science, technology, engineering, and math during WWII.

Recent exterior improvements have included a Founders Plaza spanning Andrew Higgins Drive, in addition to the Governor Pete Wilson Liberty Flagstaff, which lifts a large, illuminated US flag to a position of prominence above the plaza.

The Bollinger Canopy of Peace will soon take its place on the New Orleans skyline, a magnificent piece of architectural sculpture which will span 150 feet above the entire campus and symbolize the hope and promise unleashed by the end of WWII hostilities.

Additional stages of the Museum’s expansion plan include renovation of the original D-Day exhibits within Louisiana Memorial Pavilion; the development of the Hall of Democracy pavilion for academic and outreach programs, special-exhibit space, and media; Liberation Pavilion, focused on end-of-war and postwar experiences; and an on-site hotel and conference center.

Need assistance? We’re here to help!

Lauren Thompson

Senior Director of Major Gifts

The National WWII Museum
945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504.528.1944, ext. 316
lauren.thompson@nationalww2museum.org