Veterans Day: Black Soldiers in World War II

Special Family Event
Veterans Day: Black Soldiers in World War II
Thursday, November 11, 2021 | 1 PM & 2:15 PM

$22, adults; $6, kids (ages 5-13);
Free for Members

Veterans receive free admission Nov. 11 - 12
Ticket price includes Museum admission; all ages 

Honor Veterans Day by joining us in person to learn about food, rationing, and the experience of Black soldiers during World War II. Visit an interactive station to discover how a sugar-coated chocolate began as a soldier staple and later became a candy store favorite. Then, chat with a soldier—as portrayed by historical interpreter Hugh Groffinet—to learn about Black WWII vets such as Corporal Ivan J Houston, Major Hyman Yates Chase, and Captain Robert W. Hainsworth. Interact with original and reproduction WWII artifacts and learn how the country banded together to feed the troops and their families back home. After the program, visit the NYHistory Store to pick up a free sample of one of WWII’s most lasting contributions to the American diet: M&Ms!

Buy tickets to one of the following: 

November 11 @ 1 pm >

November 11 @ 2:15 pm >

This program will take place in person. Capacity limits, vaccination proof plus matching ID (for those ages 12 and up), and mask requirements apply. Please find all our safety information here


This event is sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate​.

Creative: Tronvig Group