What to Expect at Expressions of America


Photo Experience

Arrive at Solomon Victory Theater and smile big for a souvenir photo—a special memento from your evening. (Photo print is included with Premium Dinner Package and available for purchase for general admission ticket holders)

Dine & Drink

Enjoy vintage cocktails, small plates, and snacks from the American Sector Restaurant & Bar. A three-course menu with two drinks will be waiting for Premium Dinner Package guests. A la carte dining is also available. Don’t miss out on Bob Hope’s Lemon Meringue Pie, an authentic 1940s USO recipe!

Mail Call

Learn more about the importance of correspondence during World War II by exploring the Mail Call exhibit, which highlights some of the letters showcased in Expressions of America.

Live Entertainment

Imagine what it would have been like to live through World War II as you enjoy a 20-minute live theatrical performance highlighting the wartime experiences of everyday Americans.

Outdoor Sound & Light Show

Head outside to the stunning Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground to view the 25-minute main sound and light show, designed exclusively for the Museum’s unique buildings. Take a seat or walk around to be fully immersed as the show transports you back in time.

Post-Show Experience

Stay outdoors to enjoy original new takes on 1940s tunes recorded by Preservation Hall Jazz Band and to learn more about the men, women, and children whose experiences are shared in Expressions of America. Grab another drink or dessert at the bar, and stop by the Museum Store on your way out to pick up a souvenir.

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