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National World War II Museum, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/27/2012: National World War II Museum, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM INC

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AKA  National D-Day Museum
New Orleans, LA

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National World War II Museum, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 06/27/2012: National World War II Museum, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM INC

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Also Known As: National D-Day Museum
Physical Address: New Orleans, LA 70130 
EIN: 72-1200790
Web URL: www.nationalww2museum.org 
NTEE Category: A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A50 Museum & Museum Activities
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A54 History Museums
Ruling Year: 1992 


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Mission Statement

The National D-Day Museum collects and preserves oral histories, documents, diaries, artifacts, etc. from the World War II years. Founder/author Stephen Ambrose (Eisenhower's official biographer) began an oral history project with stories from veterans of the invasion of Normandy, June 6, 1944, through the Battle of the Bulge, after he founded the Eisenhower Center of American Studies at the University of New Orleans. The Museum completed its first expansion by telling the stories of the amphibious invasions of the Pacific on December 7, 2001. Plans for future expansion include an extensive research/education facility in an adjacent building.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $38,016,364
Total Expenses $27,174,348

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Leadership

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Dr. Gordon H. "Nick" Mueller

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Program Description:

The National D-Day Museum opened its doors on June 6, 2000, with a celebration attended by more World War II veterans and home front workers since the end of the war. After 18 months of operation, it had welcomed over 500,000 visitors, including veterans, their families, thousands of school children, tourists (both individually and in medium to large size groups) and many others. The Museum is a place to pay respect and homage to those who gave so selflessly during a period when the fate of the world hung in the balance. Their sacrifices preserved the freedoms we enjoy today, and the Museum pays tribute to them.

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