Live on Zoom
So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope & WWII
Thu, April 29, 2021 | 5 - 6 pm ET | $10 ($5 members)

Join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as Museum docents or curators answer your questions and walk you through a slideshow of objects and imagery via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that requires no special login or membership.


A legendary entertainer, Bob Hope's work during World War II entertaining and lifting the spirits of troops holds a special place in American history. Explore Hope’s contributions to the war effort on a virtual presentation of New-York Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition (organized by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans). Dive into Hope’s early life and career and see how his legacy still reverberates more than 70 years later.

This event is presented in conjunction with Carnegie Hall’s Voices of Hope festival.


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the virtual presentation. A member of the New-York Historical staff will also send a reminder email with instructions 24-hours in advance of the presentation.

Image: NBC Publicity Portrait of Bob Hope, 1940. Courtesy of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation Collection, World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum

Creative: Tronvig Group