We realize you can’t come to visit us at the moment, so we’re bringing The National WWII
Museum experience to you in a way we’ve never done before.
Over the past two weeks,
we’ve heard from many of you--teachers, students, parents, visitors, veterans, families of WWII
veterans, history buffs--and we realize that even though our campus is closed, our work is more
important than ever.
Our team of curators manages the Museum's collection and galleries, which are filled with the inspiring stories
of courage, service, and community togetherness that we’re all looking for as we face the
current COVID-19 crisis. Our WWII Media and Education Center is staffed with distance learning experts
and educators who are ready to assist teachers and students adjust to their new online learning
environment and provide helpful resources like curriculum guides, hands-on activities, and electronic
field trips. Additionally, our scholars in the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy have the
historical insights to put today’s challenges into perspective and help us understand how our
country came together to face difficult circumstances during World War II. Fortunately, the Museum is also close friends with many leading WWII historians, scholars, and authors who have agreed to join us from time to time to share their expertise with our online audiences.
digital reach to engage broader audiences across the country, many of whom are unable to visit the
Museum under normal circumstances, has long been one of our goals and is a key component of our plans
for the Museum’s future. But given the current impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the
importance of sharing our mission during this crisis, we have accelerated our efforts and look forward
to bringing you a new and expanded digital Museum experience, starting on Monday.