Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT
Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area
Activity Type: Mobile Workshops
Activity ID: NPC180040
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- How planners transformed the Warehouse District, anchored by the World War II Museum, into a vibrant mixed-use area
- What role the City of New Orleans played in World War II and how the war instigated new development patterns for both New Orleans and the country
- How the museum fulfills its mission to "serve as a catalyst for cultural tourism to strengthen the economic and community development of New Orleans and Louisiana"
MORE SESSION DETAILS
Designated by the U.S. Congress as "America's National WWII Museum” in 2003, New Orlean's World War II museum is among the city's top attractions. Its success has spurred adaptive reuse of decaying warehouses and vacant buildings into structures for commercial and mixed-use developments. Walk three blocks through the Warehouse District to the museum, learning about redevelopment examples and other museums en route. Museum officials will discuss the museum’s mission, its physical and cultural presence in New Orleans, and its future plans. Lunch is included.