Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor brought America´s WWII history to life at its annual all day Living History Day, September 23, the company said.
More than 3,000 visitors attended the annual historical celebration event. Photos 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.
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.
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.
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.