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June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us Saturday, June 8th, from 10 am to 3 pm, as we commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings along the Normandy coast during World War II.  Bring the whole family and enjoy an exciting day of presentations and activities planned by our education team – and a Warbird flight demonstration! Best of all, it’s all included in your Museum Admission!

Schedule:

10:30 am – 10:50 am | Paratroopers Pack Presentation

11:00 am – 11:45 am | Presentation on the 101st Airborne Division

12:00 – 12:45 pm | Presentation on the 82nd Airborne Division

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Summer of Flight Warbird Demonstration

2:30 pm – 2:50 pm | Paratroopers Pack Presentation

Activities:

  • Paratroopers Pack Presentation
    • Learn how a D-Day Paratrooper packed their kit.
  • Build your own Paratrooper
    • Build your parachute and paratrooper – and see if you can land them in the drop zone!
  • Friend or Foe?
    • Can you identify Allied and Axis aircraft in the heat of the battle?
  • Code Talkers Activity
    • Learn about the American Indians who used their native language to send coded messages in battle.
  • Flash and Thunder Obstacle Course
    • “Bombs” on the ground – kids are blind-folded and try to get through the maze using ‘flash & thunder’ and tin crickets.
  • Invasion Stripe Activity
    • Kids will color invasion stripes on wooden gliders.
    • Sign talking about Invasion stripes & “’G’ for Guts.”
    • Glider will be parked on the ramp for kids to see invasion stripes.
  • Modeler Club
    • Will display models of planes and ships that were involved in D-Day.