Join the McFaddin-Ward House for “WWII Lessons and Legacies: The National WWII Museum’s Liberation Pavilion,” a free public lecture presented by Dr. Michael S. Bell on Thursday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the museum’s Visitor Center Lecture Hall (located at 1906 Calder Avenue, in Beaumont).
Dr. Michael S. Bell, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, will highlight impactful artifacts and insights from the museum’s newest exhibit building.
Commissioned in Armor following graduation from West Point, Dr. Bell is a combat veteran, historian, and strategist who has served at every level from platoon through theater army, as well as with US Central Command, the Joint Staff, the West Point faculty, and the National Defense University. As a civilian faculty member at the National Defense University, he also served details to the Office of the Secretary of State and as a National Security Council Senior Director and Special Assistant to the President of the United States.
Dr. Bell holds an MA and a PhD in American history from the University of Maryland and an MS in national security strategy from the National Defense University, where he was a distinguished graduate of the National War College. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star, Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Joint Staff Badge, and Combat Action Badge.
McFaddin-Ward House lectures are free and open to the public, but space is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call 409-832-2134.