Pacific Aviation Museum welcomes 1 millionth visitor

HONOLULU — Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor welcomed its 1 millionth visitor April 4 — the Valencia family from Modesto, Calif.  Ivan and Mari Valencia and their two children Hiram, 9, and Christopher, 5, received four gift bags filled with books, aviation gear, aircraft memorabilia, plus a Lifetime Family Membership to the museum.

They were greeted with a balloon, confetti and cake reception, and congratulations from Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff, Museum Chairman of the Board ADM Ronald Hays, USN (Ret), Museum Board President Clint Churchill, State Representative Mark Takai, and Museum staff. Rep. Takai presented a certificate from the Hawaii State Legislature, congratulating the museum on this auspicious milestone.

“We opened our doors Dec. 6, 2006, and achieved this monumental visitor number in less than seven years,” said Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff. “I’m extremely pleased and proud of our staff who’ve worked so diligently to make Pacific Aviation Museum a must visit Hawaii destination.”

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  1. Tom Korzeniowski says

    A terrific museum, and a must-see if you’re visiting the Arizona and the Battleship Missouri Memorials. They’ve even rehabbed the control tower that was standing there on
    December 7, 1941.

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