We are not officially open for public tours at this time, just for visits by school groups and field trips, in addition to pre-scheduled tours for World War II veterans.
We plan to open for public tours on Saturday, January 5th, 2019. Our public hours will be Saturdays from 9am-3pm, with additional days and hours added depending on demand.
An appointment is necessary to schedule a visit: [email protected]
Admission cost is $15 for adults. Children 12 and under are free, as are World War II veterans. Once an appointment is made we will direct you to our online ticket purchase portal. Tickets must be purchased in advance via PayPal.
Each visitor to the education center will leave with a free World War II Foundation documentary film ($20 value).
Visit the New World War II Foundation Global Education Center by Clicking on the Below Link:
I am sure you know that story of how the National WWII Museum got started with Steven Ambrose telling Nick Mueller that he wanted to start a D Day museum to house all the artifacts he’d collected during his time researching his many books.
And now look what they have there. Perhaps your place in South Kingstown is just getting started? A treasure trove of critically important history.
God bless you for documenting so much over the years as you have.
All the best to you.
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Global Education Center Rules:
-No video or photography allowed
-No food or drink allowed
-Must make an appointment
-Must learn something that you didn’t already know about World War II
-Must take a free DVD home with you to learn more about the personal stories of WWII veterans and survivors
The WWII Global Education Center:
The World War II Foundation Global Education Center, coming in the winter of 2018 in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, will welcome school groups, educators, researchers and the public from around the United States and share with them, especially the students, an overview of the personal stories of the WWII generation.
The education center will be very interactive and focused on preserving these stories so that future generations don’t forget the sacrifices of all those who served and survived, WWII. It will also impart the hard lessons of war and its cost to society.
The curriculum will be centered around the 21 films the WWII Foundation has produced to date for a global television audience, as well as preserve the artifacts of WWII, along with accessibility to books, which chronicle the stories of that generation. A small theater, seating 25 people, will be a central part of the education center’s visual learning component.
The learning center does not glorify war, but focuses on the people and their personal stories during that time period.
The education center will utilize the following to help tell the stories of WWII:
-World War II Foundation Documentary Films-Both on location and on-demand globally
-World War II Artifacts
-Lectures by historians, authors, filmmakers and those from academia
-Veteran Q & A Events
Thank you to our generous Charter donors and supporters:
New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick
The Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund
The State of Rhode Island
Mary and Walter Gray
The Surface Navy Association
The Rhode Island Foundation
John and Julie Coduri
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