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Pearl Harbor exhibit on display through February

It includes maps, journal entries, and a slide show.
December 1, 2016
Aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941: left to right, USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and USS Arizona. (Franklin Roosevelt Library) Photo via National Archive.

Aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941: left to right, USS West Virginia, USS Tennessee, and USS Arizona. (Franklin Roosevelt Library) Photo via National Archive.

The exhibit will be on display through February.

In honor of the more than 2,400 U.S. personnel who died due to the attack on December 7, 1941, the Bradbury Science Museum will present on exhibit on Pearl Harbor. A similar display was last up for the 70th anniversary of the attack five years ago. This new version features maps, a “sweetheart” pin (an inexpensive, commemorative pin sent to the gals back home), and National Archives photos, among other items.

In addition to a detailed chronology of events beginning at 6:18 a.m. on that historic morning, the display includes snippets of a serviceman’s diary, samples of newspaper pages of the time, and an extensive slideshow of more than 60 images taken before, during, and after the attack. A feedback book that is part of the exhibit includes some Lab employees’ recollections of the events.

The exhibit will be located in the Museum’s Tech Lab beginning December 5 and will be on display through the end of February.

The National WWII Museum supplied a large number of the materials on display.