This October will be the inaugural Greater New Orleans Militaria Show, bringing the exciting and history filled world of military collectables back to the New Orleans area.
The Greater New Orleans Militaria Show is set to become an annual event held in late October of every year.
After the inaugural show, we are seeking to expand the Greater New Orleans Militaria Show to no less than 300 tables for the following years. Making it the LARGEST militaria show 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.
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 this is the future and have partnered with one of the largest and most highly regarded aviation museum’s in the world.
The National Naval Aviation Museum located in Pensacola, Florida has agreed to assist us in bringing military history education to the forefront of our show by making the Greater New Orleans Militaria Show a unique experience for all who attend.
63350 Pelican Dr.
Mandeville, LA, United States
October 23, 2021
9 am – 5 pm
October 24, 2021
10 am – 3 pm