On November 18, National WWII Museum’s Keith Huxen and Owen Glendening will give a 30-minute sneak peek of the institution’s newest permanent exhibit, Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries, during an exclusive, invite-only webinar. The pair will walk attendees through the stories and experiences, videos and artifacts that will bring the interactive experience to life for Museum visitors, and follow with a Q&A session. The exhibit opens to the public on December 12, 2015.
On December 12, The National WWII Museum will complete its newest pavilion, Campaigns of Courage: European and Pacific Theaters, with the grand opening of Road to Tokyo. The exhibit will focus on the Pacific theater battles fought during the World War II, highlighting oral histories from veterans, and some spectacular donated artifacts.
Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries retraces the grueling trail that led from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay by way of New Guinea and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, Burma, and the islands of the Pacific. Through personal narratives, artifacts and oral histories, the exhibit tells the story of the American spirit that carried the day:
- Seabees literally paving the way for island-hopping aircraft
- Scientists in a race to create vaccines against devastating new diseases
- Daring commanders facing ever-changing obstacles with equal parts innovation and courage
- Engineers creating the machinery to cross vast distances, carry massive cargo and become cities at sea.
This is the story of the Americans who forged a road to Tokyo through courage, ingenuity, and sheer grit, and ended the war at last.
For more information, visit the Road to Tokyo media resources webpage: http://www.nationalww2museum.org/media/road-to-tokyo.html
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
3 p.m. EST
How to connect:
- Copy and paste http://nationalww2museum.adobeconnect.com/roadtotokyo into your web browser. The webinar room will be open to guests 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.
- Click “Enter as a Guest” and type your name and the name of your media outlet. No login credentials are necessary.
How to test your connection:
- If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, it will be beneficial to test your connection PRIOR to the program by clicking the following link: https://nationalww2museum.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm