70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Special Exhibit Opening — Infamy: December 1941
December 7, 2011 – February 19, 2011
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Infamy: December 1941 focuses on the day that the "war that changed the world" began: the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The exhibit also explores several other, nearly simultaneous, yet lesser known attacks on American-held territory throughout the Pacific including Wake, Guam and the Philippines. Much of the story will be told by the oral histories of men that were there, as well as artifacts and images that illustrate the massive losses, the effect on morale, and how America came back as the victor almost four years later.
Free with Museum admission.

Public Tour of the D-Days in the Pacific exhibit
10:15 am – 11:00 am , Pacific Galleries

Join Museum Docent, Gaston Andre, for a guided tour of the Museum’s D-Days in the Pacific exhibit.
Free with Museum admission.

Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Louisiana Memorial Pavilion
On the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Museum will hold a commemorative ceremony including a military band performance, Museum and community leaders and a ringing of the Normandy Liberty Bell at 11:55 am to observe the local time of the first wave of the attack.
Free and open to the public.

Lunchbox Lecture
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Orientation Center

The Raid on Pearl Harbor by Captain Rick Jacobs
Join Captain Rick Jacobs as he discusses American and Japanese history and strategy that brought on the "date of infamy." Japan was both bold and cautious while American policy combined increasing belligerence with declining power in the Pacific. Learn about the dramatic story of the US Navy, caught pier side by the enemy on that terrible, heroic day.
Free and open to the public.

Meet the Curator
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Orientation Center/Special Exhibition Gallery

Join curators Eric Rivet and Meg Roussel for a behind the scenes look at Infamy: December 1941. Following the presentation, explore the special exhibit. The curators will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Free with Museum admission.

Meet the Veteran/Meet the Author
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm presentation, Orientation Center
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm book signing, Museum Store

Col. Glenn D. Frazier, World War II Veteran and author of "Hell’s Guest" will share his experiences as a solider during the Japanese attack on the Philippine Islands, hours after the Pearl Harbor attack. After he was captured he marched north in the infamous Bataan Death March and spent the next three years struggling for his life in Japanese POW camps. After the presentation, Col. Frazier will sign copies of his book in the Museum Store.
Free and open to the public.

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM