Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Events at the Museum

December 7, 2016

The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks will be commemorated at the Museum, in Hawaii, and around the country.

Events at the Museum

Highlights of the 2016 Pearl Harbor commemoration at the Museum include:

  • A special commemoration ceremony
  • An evening lecture by noted author Ian Toll
  • A gathering of sons and daughters of Pearl Harbor veterans
  • The panel exhibit Infamy: December 7, 1941, featuring dramatic photos from the historic day
  • Commemorative "Remember Pearl Harbor" buttons for all visitors to the Museum
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Symposium & Tour

December 1–8, 2016

Exactly 75 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, The National WWII Museum returns to the sites that defined "a date which will live in infamy."

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Tour

A four-part educational symposium sets the stage, discussing the days leading up to the attack, all set at historic oceanfront Aloha Tower. The symposium will be filled with captivating lectures—from both Museum historians and Hawai'i Pacific University faculty—divided into four sessions.

Tour highlights include access to important historic sites, a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attacks, and a private, catered dinner on the deck of the USS Missouri.

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Electronic Field Trip

December 7, 2016

On December 7, 2016—the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks—The National WWII Museum and New Orleans PBS member station WYES will broadcast two live, interactive, student webcasts focusing on the events of that momentous day.

Electronic Field Trip

Remember Pearl Harbor—How Students Like YOU Experienced the Day of Infamy will give students across the country in grades 5–8 the chance to watch live as two student reporters give updates from New Orleans and Hawaii. Teachers, register your class now for this free program.

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Online Learning Series

October 7 - December 8, 2016

Join the Museum for a free four-part Online Learning Series designed specifically for adults, exploring Japan's rise to power, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and key events of the early days of the Pacific war. This compelling series features four hour-long live presentations participants can access directly from their computers.

Electronic Field Trip

Learn more about why and how the attack happened, and the challenges the United States faced after December 7, 1941. Participation is free but requires preregistration.

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