I am very excited and extremely honored to be lecturing at one of my father’s and brother’s favorite museums – the National WWII Museum. Even though my brother Bill lives in Seattle, he has a membership and visits the museum almost every time he comes to see me. In fact, Bill is working on his own “Memorial Day Project,” which catalogs men and women of our county who lost their lives during times of war. Website coming soon!
The focus of my lecture will be on streets named after veterans, primarily from World War II. I will give a brief overview of New Orleans streets named after veterans and then focus on those from World War II. Many are from the chapter “Glorious Fighters: Military Heroes and Civic Leaders” from my book “Hope and New Orleans: A History of Crescent City Street Names,” but as always in my lectures, I add photographs and details that were not in the book.
The lecture takes place Wednesday, October 22nd at noon at the National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street in the Central Business District, entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive. Free and open to the public.
Hope to see some of y’all out!