The exhibits tell the story of America at war and the arsenal of weapons produced to defeat the Axis powers, official says
The National World War II Museum unveils its new U.S. Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center Saturday in a private ceremony emceed by Tom Brokaw. The pavilion opens to the public at 9am Sunday.
"It's going to highlight how we produced the arsenal of democracy that led to the defeat of the Axis powers," says Keith Huxen, senior director of research and history at the museum.
"We have a number of very exciting exhibits inside, including most notably six airplanes that are hanging from the ceiling," Huxen said, including a bomber: the B-17E Flying Fortress.
The pavilion also features interactive exhibits, including one about the submarine the USS Tang and another called "Command Center", in which 15 major World War II battles are highlighted.
The entrance of the freedom pavilion faces Andrew Higgins Drive across from the original museum building, the Louisiana Pavilion.