Even if you can't be in New Orleans for this event, maybe the descriptions will inspire some of you to create similar events in your localities:
21-22 June 2008
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The National World War II Museum brings back its popular Home Front Days on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22. The weekend event features activities for children of all ages, focusing on life on the Home Front in New Orleans during World War II. Children and their parents can enjoy fun, educational and free hands-on activities in the Louisiana Memorial Pavilion. Activities in the Pavilion begin at 10:00 am and end at 5:00 pm on both days. The Museum opens at 9:00 am. Admission to the Museum's exhibitions is also free to children all weekend.
Home Front Days activities include planting Victory Gardens, spotting planes, designing propaganda posters, building Higgins boats, making radio sound effects, shopping with ration coupons, writing V-Mail, surviving boot camp and learning to swing dance. Each activity will take place in the Pavilion in a series of stations and are geared to teaching the efforts of the men and women on the Home Front that were so important to the final victory of World War II. Home Front Days is a program of The National World War II Museum's Education Department. For more information, call 504-527-6012 x 229.
National WWII Museum,
945 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Entrance on Andrew Higgins Drive
PHONE: (504) 527-6012 FAX: (504) 527-6088