Street Address
11840 Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX 78230
Mailing Address
11840 Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX 78230
phone: 210-408-1945
fax: 210-492-3586
e-mail: wwiissf@world-net.net
web: www.wwiimuseum-sa.org
Admissions
no charge
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Steven Stoli, Executive Director
Modrea Mitchell Riechert, Information/Web
Judy Woller, Playwrighting Competition

Description

The purpose of The World War II Memorial Museum is to honor and celebrate the people of the “greatest generation” by making their contributions and sacrifices to World War II uniquely alive and real for future generations to fully understand and appreciate. There are three main missions of The Museum: Creating and maintaining The World War II Memorial Museum, The WWII Playwriting Competition, and The School Children's WWII Educational Program. The Museum is dedicated to honoring and and celebrating the contributions of a generation that served both on the Homefront and the War front. And to teaching younger generations about their efforts.

History

Opened November 11, 2001, With ground breaking ceremony - Congressman Henry Bonilla; Letter from President George W. Bush and Senator Dole congratulating efforts

Book signings: George Gayton author of Momentary Heroes; Carl Carlson author of Return Ticket

Announced WW II Playwriting Competition March 2002

Navajo Code Talkers Seminar and book signing presented by author Catherine(Katy) Jones June 14, 2002 (220 in attendance)

Hollywood and WWII Exhibit June 14 - August 31, 2002

Tours for elementary, middle, and high school students

Received grants from: Phillip Morris of America; Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association

Media outreach/coverage: 3 appearances on KSAT-TV; 2 appearances on KMOL-TV; 1 appearance on KENS-TV; 2 appearances on KABB-TV; 1 radio appearance on WOAI; 3 radio appearances on KTSA; 5 newspaper articles

Artifacts Collections

Over 800 items from the time period of 1939 to 1947.

From the homefront to the warfront. Includes posters, uniforms, equipment, photos, stories, furniture, clothing cameras, sweetheart pillows, gear, letters, scrapbook etc.

Research Collections

Personal stories from the homefront and warfront. Scrapbooks, videos, books, magazines

Educational Programs

Book Signings; Seminars/Lectures; School tours

    Publications

    A newsletter is planned for the beginning of 2003