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D-Day: 75 Years Later

June 6, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

Seventy-five years ago on June 6, 1944, D-Day became a defining moment of the 20th century when the Western allies launched a massive invasion on the beaches of Normandy, France, to free Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.

Join The Mariners’ Museum as it commemorates the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Interpreters will share stories of the Normandy invasion, and the programs aim to convey the heroism and courage of those who fought, lived, and died during “the longest day” in US history.

  • Get an overview of the invasion on a large-scale map as Museum Interpreters relay the movement and placement of various divisions.
  • Museum staff will tell personal stories of individuals and groups involved in the invasion.
  • See artifacts not normally on display from our Collection, including photographs, maps, and more.
  • Gather ‘round a radio to hear actual broadcasts delivered while the invasion unfolded.
  • Meet costumed interpreters and learn about the roles they played in the war effort.
  • Make your own remembrance poppy.

All activities FREE with $1 admission

D-Day remains a prominent event in U.S. and world history. More than just a stroll down memory lane, The Mariners’ Museum will recognize the bravery and sacrifices of all who fought that day for liberation and the end of Germany’s tyranny.

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D poster

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D

Explorers Theater
June 1 – 30

Showtimes Daily
10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, & 4:30 PM

Museum Members $5
Guests $6 plus $1 admission.

More details here

Image cover:
Into the Jaws of Death,
Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944
Robert F. Sargent (USCG), photographer


June 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222