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In Memoriam: Historian, Author, and Museum Friend Hugh Ambrose

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“A people who honor their heroes and who appreciate the great civilization they have inherited must also volunteer to do their share. When we all do our part, we create a healthy, happy, and powerful nation.”

– Hugh Ambrose

This week the Museum lost an important member of our family. Hugh Ambrose was the son of Museum founder Stephen E. Ambrose, but he was also someone who has advised and supported the Museum from its earliest days. Whether contributing his historical expertise, leading or accompanying Museum travel programs, securing invaluable donations to support the Museum’s educational mission, or coordinating public programs here at the Museum that brought us veterans, historians, and storytellers, Hugh Ambrose quietly made his mark on this institution. He will be greatly missed.

Here are just a few of the fitting remembrances of Hugh that have been published as well as images from his time at the Museum:

Hugh Ambrose, the son of a great historian who succeeded on his own, dies at 48

Hugh Ambrose, historian who helped develop New Orleans’ National World War II Museum, dead at 48


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