Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Another Victim of Katrina
I was watching the History Channel this morning while I was getting ready for work and they had a show on about D-Day. The episode mentioned the National D-Day Museum as the keeper of a majority of D-Day artifacts in the United States. The museum is in New Orleans.
I checked the website for any information on the condition of the building and artifacts. The Chairman of the museum posted a letter.
"The very essence of our educational mission always has been to convey hope and human resolve. Today those values remain vital. ...We are relieved to report that the losses to our facility and collections were limited, but the restoration will require much work."
Although he didn't specify what was damaged or how much of the museum's collection was lost or damaged, he did sound optimistic. That's usually a good sign. Most museums would be pleading for help and resources if they had been damaged, but as the letter stated, their mission has always been to convey hope and human resolve. I don't think they'll be taking advantage of the situation any time soon.
Still, it wouldn't hurt to keep an eye out if they ever do decide to ask for help. You can imagine how important their mission to preserve our heritadge is.
posted by El Capitan at 8:41 AM
It would be nice if they posted a listing of items that were destroyed / that they need. I know a lot of WWII re-enactors who'd probably not mind to donate an item or two to the cause.2:40 PM