Curated by Neil Makar. November, 2021 – February, 2022.
Another display years in the making, this exhibit commemorates the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu and the American entry into World War II. The display looks at events from both Japanese and American perspectives, and features many 1/700 ship models specifically built for it. All six aircraft carriers of the Japanese naval strike force are represented, as well as important vessels of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
3 thoughts on “2021-11-20 On December 7th, 1941”
I very much like the December 7th display. It has been pointed out to me twice from guest and a docent that the color of the USS Arizona says it was damaged should be the color of the sunk ships. I noticed it to as I was standing there reading all the info when a guest pointed it out to me then a couple days later a docent was kinda upset about it. Just wanted to pass it on.
Thanks for your comment. Could you please clarify the issue – we’re not quite following the concern. Please be aware that the colors of the ships at Pearl Harbor is quite contentious and even long-time scholars disagree about colors of specific ships. Some things are certain, however – e.g., from aerial photos we know that USS Tennessee’s decks were painted Deck Blue.
** UPDATE **
We received clarification and understand the concern, which had to do with the backpanel graphics and not the models. We’re working with the MOF to get it corrected this week.