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D-Day: Freedom from Above Interactive Exhibit

  • Presented By: U.S. Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
  • Dates: October 19, 2021 - March 13, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 100 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Time: Regular Museum Hours
  • Price: Admission to the ASOM is free, however, there is a $5 rental fee for the HistoPad.
  • (910) 643-2772
  • Overview

    “D-Day: Freedom from Above” will allow visitors to experience the invasion of Normandy through the eyes of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division paratroopers using “HistoPad”, a tablet with innovative software technology. HistoPad provides immersive, interactive, augmented reality of the events surrounding D-Day by allowing visitors to manipulate a series of 3D virtual artifacts, view never before seen photos and extracts of exceptional archival films, interact with animated maps, and learn the incredible destinies of some of our nation’s heroes. 

    The roughly 1,500 square foot exhibit is designed around Allied unit insignia and historic D-Day artifacts from the ASOM collection. The exhibit will feature twelve physical panels that guide visitors through the experience focusing on the D-Day missions of the 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated. 

    Exhibit Video 

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