75 years ago, soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in the largest amphibious operation in history. This combined assault known as D-Day remains as a pivotal, epochal moment in our collective memory of the Allied liberation of Western Europe from the clutches of the Third Reich. Join us at the Cayuga Museum’s Carriage House Theater on Thursday, September 5 for a fascinating program hosted by WWII Veterans History Project founder, Benjamin Mack-Jackson.
Benjamin is a 17-year-old filmmaker, writer, and historian. He created the nonprofit WWII Veterans History Project (ww2veteranshistoryproject.com) to educate future generations about history, veterans, compassion, generosity, bravery, and giving back, while encouraging young people to find their passion and create a voice for themselves. He has made an impact on thousands of people of all ages across the world through documentary films and interactive educational presentations.
Benjamin’s Traveling Museum of WWII allows people to get up close to original wartime artifacts, engaging them with the experiences of the men and women who served in the war. In the Carriage House Theater, hear first-hand accounts from veteran interviews, explore historical artifacts, and see what the battlefield looks like today. Benjamin has interviewed over 90 WWII veterans over the past three years: collecting their stories and experiences that they may be shared with a new generation.
The Travelling Museum of WWII will be in the Carriage House Theater on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 PM. Admission will be free, although donations to the museum are welcomed.
Don’t miss this unique chance to consider the history of one of the most defining struggles to have ever occurred in the history of the human race. If you are interested in learning more about this program, reach out to Executive Director Kirsten Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 253-8051. The Carriage House Theater is located behind the Cayuga Museum at 203 Genesee Street in Auburn. Parking is available next to the Theater.