The Third Annual Greater New Orleans Militaria Show will be held October 7th & 8th at the Castine Center in Mandeville! We will continue to build on the huge success of our 2021 & 2022 shows and expand this years show into a true military history event. We have had an outpouring of support from dealers, collectors, visiting public and numerous historical entities in our area. We have proven that we can bring the exciting and history filled world of military collectables back to the New Orleans area.
The Greater New Orleans Militaria Show will be a 200 plus military history event for 2023 and we welcome you to join us. We will not only features some of the biggest and most well known names in the world of military antiques, but also numerous displays from local military museums. We seek not only to offer items available to buy, sell or trade, but to also featured the rich military history of Louisiana and our local area. Our 2021 & 2022 show exceeded anything we could have ever expected. We are now working diligently to turn the Greater New Orleans Militaria Show into the biggest military history event in the deep south.
The Greater New Orleans Militaria Show is hosted by Old Patriot Militaria & Heartland Militaria Shows. Two veteran and family owned businesses.
“Lieutenant Dan” of Old Patriot Militaria is a Native of ST Tammany Parish, who lived in Mandeville prior to his military service and now resides in Pear River.
The Greater New Orleans Militaria Show is partnering with a number of local and national entities to enhance the visitor experience. As plans come together we will update the website with further information.
The promoters, dealers and partners of the Greater New Orleans Militaria Show understand that education is the key to not only our event’s success, but also to the success of the militaria collecting community as a whole. It is understood on many educational levels that the more senses we utilize during the learning process, the more likely we are to absorb and maintain the knowledge being presented. Utilizing as many senses as possible in the learning process can, in turn, wake up a greater desire to learn even more. Printed words, spoken words and images in books, while extremely important, can only excite so many senses. They, while very important, do not utilize a full range of emotions and senses.
As humans, we connect with other humans by being introduced to items that touch us on a personal level. Military artifacts such as those we see in museums open a whole other level of connecting with those who came before us. Items such as uniforms, hats, helmets, medals, boots, etc. tell of a personal struggle and are not cold, lifeless relics. They are items that have the ability to touch us, tell us about ourselves as a people and expose us to a part of history that may not be experienced on any other level.
Militaria shows such as ours provide this level of learning and can take the experience to an even greater height by allowing individuals to fully experience items they will normally only see behind glass. Our shows give all who attend not only the chance to see, touch, smell and sometimes hear pieces of their own past, but also provide an opportunity to connect emotionally to true pieces of history. By exciting this passion and driving this connection, we foster a desire to collect, protect and dedicate ourselves as well as future generations to becoming studious custodians of these historic pieces. Pieces that shows such as ours provide them with the opportunity to obtain.
In recent years with history fading from the forefront in public schools, museums and the artifacts housed within them have begun to play a greater role in public education. Many schools have begun partnering with museums to fill this gap while museums have begun to employ “education curators.” A recent study by the American Association of Museums found that in many cases, museums are a more trusted source for history education than schools.
We at the Greater New Orleans Militaria Show realize that partnerships between shows such as ours, museums and other historical entities is the future of history education. We begun have begun partnering with several large and historic museums in our area and are working on brining in museums from a national level as well. We will update this information here as it comes available.
63350 Pelican Dr.
Mandeville, LA, United States
October 7, 2023
9 am – 5 pm
October 8, 2023
9 am – 3 pm