Going on Faith

Summer 2017

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going on faith [ summer 2017 ] 28 [ NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM ] NEW ORLEANS Already one of the most extensive and interactive war museums in the world, with three buildings dedicated to the major themes of the war, the National WWII Museum is in the midst of a $400 million expansion that will quadruple its original size. Upon completion, the museum will include seven pavilions on six acres in the heart of New Orleans. The latest addition is a permanent exhibit that will open to the public June 10 that drops visitors into the homefront and shows them the long road to war. "We've shown what it was like to be in the war for years, but now we can show the sacrifices that people at home had to make," said Michelle Moore, assistant communications director for the museum. "Visitors will get immersed in 1930s America and feel what it was like to be a nation at war." The new exhibit, named "The Arsenal of Democracy," looks at prewar stories, domestic debates and how the attack on Pearl Harbor incited the nation. Other gal- leries in the exhibit focus on what Americans faced after the United States entered the war: propaganda, military recruitment, manufacturing and the Manhattan Project. The exhibit serves as a complement to the jungles, beaches and mountains that visitors travel as they experience the Pacific and European theaters. Now under construction is the Canopy of Peace, which will cover and unite the museum campus. "It's going to be a stunning structure that changes the New Orleans skyline," Moore said. Ahead in the expansion are two more pavilions, including one focused on end-of-war and postwar experiences. www.nationalww2museum.org Photos Courtesy National WWII Museum Top: Campaigns of Courage exhibit at the National WWII Museum Bottom: The museum's new Freedom Pavilion t H a l l o f Fa m e & Mu s e u m • One of a kind museum highlights Kentuckians in the music industry • Interactive Exhibits • 93.5 miles from the Ark Encounter • 136.4 miles from the Creation Museum • Group Rates Available • Motor Coach Friendly • Tour takes approximately 1.5 hours Exit 62 Renfro Valley, KY Creation Museum Ark Encounter KY Music Hall of Fame 606-256-1000 www.kentuckymusichalloffame.com Make Your Next Retreat, Training, or Meeting Perfect PLAN YOUR VISIT WITH US: SALESINFO@4HCENTER.ORG 800.368.7432 | 4HCENTER.ORG The National 4-H Conference Center is the Washington D.C. area's non-profit hotel and conference center. We will make your event easy to plan and memorable to attend. • 246 sleeping rooms • 41,000 square feet of flexible meeting rooms • Catering and dining options available • Complimentary on-site parking & Wi-Fi • Conveniently accessible to Washington, D.C.'s three airports and just minutes from the monuments and memorials

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