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Curator Confidential: "So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II""
Wed, April 7, 2021 | 5:00-5:45 pm ET | Free for Members

Take a deep dive into our exhibitions and collections in this live event on Zoom that’s reserved exclusively for New-York Historical Members. Not a Member yet? Join us today!


Join Curator Cristian Petru Panaite and celebrate the golden age of comedy with a tour of our current exhibition So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II and the companion exhibition The Gift of Laughter.  Organized by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, So Ready for Laughter showcases the story of Hope’s unique place in World War II history and beyond, and the contributions he made that still reverberate more than 70 years later. 


Tickets are free for Members
Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page




After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. One day before the event, you will receive an email from membership@nyhistory.org with the Zoom link and instructions on how to join the event.

View previously recorded episodes on our Curator Confidential YouTube playlist.

Image: Hope and troupe on Guadalcanal, 1944 Courtesy of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation  

Creative: Tronvig Group