PRESS RELEASE Honolulu, HI—History comes alive at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9am to 4pm when visitors of all ages can experience the people, the aircraft, and the stories of Pacific aviation “stars” — from the early years of flight to today’s space age. The event is free to Museum members and free with Museum admission. For those who become a Museum member that day, the event is also free.
Historical characters, musical performances, swing dance demonstrations, hands-on activities, and film screenings are among the planned events. Collected short films spotlighting the Asian-Pacific American experience will be featured in the Museum’s Main Theater as part of the Smithsonian Young Historians, Living Histories Project. The two documentaries, researched and produced by students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu, explore the experiences of Pan Am Nisei stewardesses, and the life of Chinese American pioneer aviator Tom Gunn.
At the event, guests can explore more than 45 aircraft, two battlefield hangars, interactive exhibits, and enter to win prizes. Living History Day activities will also takes place at Battleship Missouri Memorial, making this a full day of fun and learning on Historic Ford Island.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) private nonprofit organization that depends on memberships and donations for its Restoration and Education projects. Open 9am to 5pm daily the Museum’s two hangars and tower are located at 319 Lexington Boulevard, Historic Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii 96818. Named “one of the top 10 aviation attractions” nationally by TripAdvisor, it is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum. Main contact: 808-441-1000; www.PacificAviationMuseum.org