UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 951 times:
The Natinal DDay Museum which is converting over to the National World War II museum is in N.O. It's home is there becasue N.O. is were the company that biult the landing craft for the Normandy invasion was located.
Has ANYONE heard ANYTHING about it's condition?
I've heard unconfirmed web reports that it has been looted. Most certainly it has probably flooded.
With all this human misery going on I know it may seem shallow. But I almost worked there and the history that is kept there is priceless. Rescue the people first absolutely, but of all the things in N.O. after lives have been saved, I think our history is next.
DL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 73
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 941 times:
I think it's in the flood zone, and it can't be in great shape.
The front consists of large windows, and the artifacts on the main floor are right on the ground. I fear serious loss there.
I was very lucky to have gotten a tour from S. Ambrose prior to opening simply because I stopped there when driving through once to make a donation, when they were building the place and his office was there. I've been a friend of the museum since then.
It's not shallow to consider the losses on all levels. Human life comes first, but every other loss counts as well.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13692 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 939 times:
The main city Art museum is in deep trouble too. People whom work in the museum have stayed there, refusing to leave due to fears of the A-hole looters comming in and destroying it, raping it of all of it's collections. I would deeply fear that the D-Day museum if not totally flooded, has been or will become ravaged by the terror mobs in the city.