Living History Day slated at Pacific Aviation Museum

HONOLULU — History comes alive at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, when visitors can experience the people, the aircraft, and the stories of Pacific aviation “stars”— from the early years of flight to today’s space age.

The event is free to museum members and free with museum admission. For those who become a museum member that day, the event is also free.

Historical characters, musical performances, swing dance demonstrations, hands-on activities, and film screenings are among the planned events. Collected short films spotlighting the Asian-Pacific American experience will be featured in the Museum’s Main Theater as part of the Smithsonian Young Historians, Living Histories Project. The two documentaries, researched and produced by students from Aliamanu Middle School on Oahu, explore the experiences of Pan Am Nisei stewardesses, and the life of Chinese American pioneer aviator Tom Gunn.

Museum1At the event, guests can explore more than 45 aircraft, two battlefield hangars, interactive exhibits, and enter to win prizes. Living History Dayactivities will also takes place at Battleship Missouri Memorial.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor is a 501(c) (3) private nonprofit organization that depends on memberships and donations for its restoration and education projects. The museum’s two hangars and tower are located on Historic Ford Island at Pearl Harbor

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