October 15, 2021 - October 14, 2022
198 Bank Street
January 26, 2022
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On October 15, 2021 at 10:00 A.M., the MacArthur Memorial will open a new special exhibit entitled: Command Presence: MacArthur, Media & Mass Appeal. This new exhibit will explore MacArthur's relationship with the press and the role mass media plays in the perception of heroes, villains, and major events. It will also trace MacArthur's evolution as a pop-culture figure and highlight the continued international resonance of this image.
This exhibit will remain on display until FALL 2023.
January 26 marks the birthday of General Douglas MacArthur. During World War II and the occupation of Japan, MacArthur's birthday was a major ceremonial occasion. Following his return to the United States, an annual birthday dinner/SWPA reunion was held in the dining room of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where he lived. This stag dinner ranged from 25-140 participants depending on the year, and included General Walter Krueger, Major General Lief Sverdrup, Admiral Thomas Kinkaid, General George Kenney, and many more. In addition to the distinguished guests, presidents and other world leaders would send birthday messages to be read at the dinner.
Join Jim Zobel and Amanda Williams on January 26th at noon EST for a virtual discussion of MacArthur's annual birthday dinner at the Waldorf.
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