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Higgins Reunion Day

The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, United States     Parte

On October 21, all former Higgins Industries employees and their families are invited to the Museum for a special reunion and salute to their Home Front service during World War II. Activities in Louisiana Memorial Pavilion will include climbing into a reproduction Higgins landing craft and experiencing the new special exhibit, The Pelican State Goes to War: Louisiana in World War II. In the new STEM Innovation Gallery, located in the John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion, there will be another Higgins boat to inspect as well as industry-related student activities led by our teen Victory Corp...

Higgins Industries: The Power of Innovation

The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, United States

The National WWII Museum is located on Andrew Higgins Drive in New Orleans because of Andrew Jackson Higgins’s incomparable contributions to Allied victory during World War II. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called Higgins “the man who won the war for us.” Without the Higgins Industries’s LCVPs, Allied troops “never could have landed on an open beach,” Eisenhower said. “The whole strategy would have been different.” For this panel presentation, Higgins biographer Jerry Strahan will join Andrew Higgins’s grandchildren to talk about Higgins Industries in Louisiana and through...

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