10. Veteran’s Day: Freedoms and Food in WWII

New-York Historical Society exterior, 170 Central Park West Photo credit: Jon Wallen courtesy New-York Historical Society.

Learn about life on the battlefield and on the home front during World War II at the New York Historical Society’s special Veteran’s Day line-up of events, Freedom and Food in WWII. All visitors enjoy a free, treat that was invented for WWII soldiers—M&Ms! In conjunction with Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, visitors will get to meet soldiers and citizens from different wars portrayed by Living Historians. The event will feature interactive activities such as trying on a heavy flak vest or helmet and handling original and reproduction WWII artifacts. At Living History: WWII Men and Women in Uniform, meet Living Historians portraying the 6888th Central Postal Battalion, the only all-black and all-woman battalion stationed overseas during World War II, responsible for getting mail to more than seven million Americans in the European Theater of Operations.

These Veteran-centric activities will run throughout Veteran’s Day weekend through Monday, November 12th from 1:00p.m to 3:00p.m.

Next, check out 10 Traces of World War I You Can Still Find in NYC on the Centennial Anniversary