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Optional Social Event: World War II Museum Tour
Friday, 13 December 2013
14:00 - 17:00
Our Friday social event after the conference ends is an afternoon spent at The National WWII Museum. We will assemble at the museum at 2:30 pm. We are scheduled for the 3 pm showing of the Beyond All Boundaries film. Return from the museum is at your discretion.
The WWII Museum 20 minutes stroll from the Hyatt French Quarter Hotel. Along the way you can stop for lunch at the myriad venues available in the French Quarter or on route. Suggested alternative transportation in either direction is the St. Charles Avenue streetcar which loads on the corner of Canal and Carondelet across the street from Hyatt French Quarter. You would exit the streetcar on Lee Circle right behind the Museum. The estimated travel time is 8 minutes by streetcar.
Beyond All Boundaries, created exclusively for The National WWII Museum, is a unique and powerful 4-D cinematic experience available nowhere else in the world. Created and crafted with 21st-century technology and utilizing a 120-feet wide immersive screen, the production plunges viewers into the 20th-century’s most titanic struggle. It tells the tale of the Greatest Generation’s journey from Pearl Harbor into the fire of epic battles to America’s final victory in the War That Changed the World in the words of the veterans themselves. The Museum is honored to have Tom Hanks as Executive Producer and the voices of some of Hollywood’s top stars bringing to life the words of actual World War II participants and war correspondents. For more information.
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans opened on June 6, 2000, as The National D-Day Museum and was designated by Congress in 2003 as the America’s National WWII Museum. Founded by historian and author, Stephen Ambrose, the 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 — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. In 2003, Congress officially designated us as America’s National WWII Museum.
The museum web page contains extensive additional information. We suggest that you start with the FAQ.