HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor brought America’s WWII history to
life at its annual all day Living History Day, September 23. More
than 3,000 visitors attended the annual historical celebration event.
Photos from today’s Living History Day are available at: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm3jkJ1y
The event was held in affiliation with Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum
Day Live!, providing free admission to those who presented a Museum
Day Live! ticket, downloaded free from the website.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a Smithsonian Affiliate and
ranked one of the nation’s top 10 aviation attractions in the nation by
TripAdvisor®. Also ranked “Hawaii’s #1 Historical Place Worth Traveling
for” by FlipKey®TripAdvisor®.
This year’s event recognized the role of film and photography in
documenting and preserving the events of WWII. A special screening of
“Finding KUKAN” was held in the Museum’s theater, followed by a question
and answer session with the documentary’s filmmaker, Hawaii resident
Robin Lung. “Finding KUKAN” is an award-winning documentary that
uncovers the forgotten story of Hawaii resident Li Ling-Ai, the
uncredited female producer of “KUKAN,” an Academy Award-winning color
documentary about WWII China that has been lost for decades.
Other themed activities included demonstrations on how to preserve
WWII-era and family photos, as well as the process of colorizing black
and white photographs; a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum to find
famous images from WWII from around the globe; costumed interpreters
including WWII pilots, and swing dancers who conducted swing dance
demonstrations with the public; displays and presentations by local
students; and open cockpits. Canon USA, Inc. was also on-site to loan
cameras and offer photography workshops for visitors.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is located on Historic Ford Island,
where bombs fell during the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. It
is a sacred battlefield, America’s aviation battlefield. Visitors to the
Museum can see remnants from that day of infamy, including the 158-foot
tall, red and white iconic Ford Island Control Tower, Hangars 37 and 79,
and bullet holes in Hangar 79. Through its preservation and restoration
of World War II fighter planes and accompanying artifacts in the
Museum’s historic hangars, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor shares
the story of the vital role aviation played in the winning of World War
II, and its continuing role in maintaining America’s freedom.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) non-profit
organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally
recognized aviation museum on Historic Ford Island that educates young
and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended
freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.
Contact: 808-441-1000; Marketing@PacificAviationMuseum.org