Free with Museum Admission
Recommended for all ages
In celebration of the opening of our exhibition Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art, Living Historians portraying Americans who fought to keep the world free in the Second World War will be stationed in the gallery all weekend!
Saturday, September 16
Take flight to discover the daily life of military pilots and their crew 75 years ago. Living Historians from the Army Air Forces Historical Association will share stories about life on the battlefield and home front alongside an interactive display. Explore authentic uniforms, test your strength by trying on a heavy flak vest or helmet, and find out how gunners kept warm at high altitudes when the windows were open!
Sunday, September 17
After you’ve learned about life in the sky, return on Sunday to learn about the war on the ground. Meet American soldiers from different branches of the military in WWII portrayed by Living Historians from the Long Island Living History Association. Learn how day-to-day life was different for troops in the European and Pacific campaigns, take a close look at their uniforms, and explore all of their tools and equipment!
Images Courtesy of the Army Air Forces Historical Association and Don Pollard.