During World War II, the city of Evansville manufactured vast amounts of armaments that were vital to the Allied victory. The Evansville Ordnance Plant made 96 percent of all .45-caliber ammunition used in the war, while the Republic Aviation Plant produced more than 6,500 P-47 Thunderbolts—almost half of all P-47s built during the war. At its peak, the local shipyard employed upward of eighteen thousand men and women who forged 167 of the iconic Landing Ship Tank vessels. (from Evansville in World War II by James Lachlan Macleod.)
The Evansville Wartime Museum is dedicated to showing and celebrating the stories of those who were a part of this WWII history with the memorabilia they collect.
The Museum also honors our citizens who worked and supported Evansville's home front effort during WWII and honors our area's veterans who served on battlefronts around the world.
The Museum opened on May 27, 2017. As a community museum, the artifacts displayed come from the community and they are always on the lookout from more artifacts related to their vision and mission.
Vision The vision of the Evansville Wartime Museum is to become a destination for people of all ages creating an educational and rewarding environment illustrating general military history, and specific focus on the Evansville and the surrounding communities’ contribution to supporting the World War II effort.
Mission Statement The Evansville Wartime Museum’s mission is to build a destination filled with educational programs regarding the importance of total community support in preserving our freedom. The programs will cater to individuals of all ages and illustrate general military history and offer a specific focus on Evansville and the surrounding communities’ contribution to supporting the World War II effort.
As part of the Evansville Wartime Museum's vision and mission, they are hosting a Memorials of World War II tour. This will be an unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance on a sojourn to sojourn to discover the memorials of war throughout London, Northern France, and Paris on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Discover London’s connections to the war, jet to Paris via the high-speed Eurostar Train, and drive through the French Countryside to the landing beaches and memorials that honor all that was lost – and gained – during the Second World War. Finish in Paris for the incomparable experience of dining inside the Eiffel Tower.
Tour Date: July 31 - August 9, 2019
10 Days ● 12 Meals
Highlights: London & Paris WWII Themed City Tours, Churchill War Rooms, Eurostar Train, Pegasus Bridge, Caen, Arromanches-Les-Baines, Juno Beach, Sword Beach, Bayeux Cemetery & Memorial, Caen Memorial Peace Museum, Normandy American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum, Memorial of Internment and Deportation, Reims, Musée de la Reddition, Eiffel Tower Dinner.
Join Lifestyle Tours and The Evansville Wartime Museum on this unforgettable journey of discovery and remembrance.
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