Ghost Army SPY NIGHT at the Museum

Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with top-secret operations that will test your stealth and cunning.

As an attendee, you’ll receive a confidential mission packet containing a series of deceptive operations that will take you on a thrilling journey throughout the Museum. Engage in sonic deception, decode Morse code messages, capture snapshots of secret inflatables and follow the Ghost Army field guide. This is your chance to explore the NVMM through a unique lens, uncovering the fascinating world of deception and intrigue.

After completing your mission, a spin on the prize wheel awaits, offering exciting rewards.

Each ticket includes after-hours access to the Museum, a mission packet, light appetizers and one free drink ticket. This event is for ages 21+

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II, a special exhibition created by the National World War II Museum, explores the story of a top-secret unit — the U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops — known as the “Ghost Army.”

The 23rd was the first mobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit in U.S. Army history. This talented team of 1,105 artists, engineers, professional soldiers and draftees were capable of simulating two divisions (approximately 30,000 men) utilizing rubber inflatable tanks, trucks and planes; false radio messages, sound effects; and other disinformation tactics. During World War II, they perfected battlefield deception to deceive German troops and safeguard the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers. The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops included future famed artists Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly and Art Kane.

Ghost Army: The Combat Con Artists of World War II is exclusively sponsored by E. L. Wiegand Foundation.

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July 27, 2024


6:00 pm

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