To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day the LST-325 will be temporarily moving down to the central Evansville Riverfront and will be offering free, self-guided tours June 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th. The ship will be closed to tours on June 5th and June 10th for her move to and from the downtown location.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at (812) 435-8678 or at [email protected]
Schedule of events:
- The four-day celebration begins with a private ceremony the morning of June 6 on LST 325, featuring dignitaries from a number of allied countries, a representative from the Governor's office and Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.,
- The Evansville Museum will host a special screening of "Casablanca" with commentary from retired Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. film studies teacher Terry Huges about the film's place in cinema history. Tickets are $10 per person.
- At Noon on June 7 at the Evansville Museum, University of Evansville history professor, James MacLeod and Evansville Museum Curator of History, Tom Lonnberg will present a program focusing on Evansville-made war material used during the invasion and also explore other avenues. People are invited to bring their lunch to the presentation.
- Throughout the four days, the Evansville Wartime Museum will have an exhibit, “75 on the 75th,” showcasing 75 D Day artifacts.
- June 8 is the Big Band 40’s Gala at Tropicana Riverfront Events Center. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. The night will feature the Evansville Symphonic Band from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and available at the LST office, by phone at 812-435-8678 or at lstmemorial.org through June 4. No tickets will be sold at the event.
- Free tours of the ship will be offered from 1-5 p.m. June 6 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7-9.