“Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor,” a week of special events and exhibits scheduled for December 5 through December 11, 2016, has announced its lineup at more than 15 Central Arkansas museums and attractions. The week will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Events and exhibits related to World War II history will include:
• Arkansas Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony hosted by the Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum (Free)
• Several movie screenings and family activities at William F. Laman Library (Free)
• “SOS Supper and a Show” at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History (Free)
• Military Night at The Rep’s Production of A Christmas Story with exclusive pre-show reception (Military discount)
• Arkansas National Guard in World War II Exhibit at the Arkansas National Guard Museum (Free)
• Allison Collection of World War II Press Photographs at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History (Free)
• “Art of Motion: Tango” class at Arkansas Arts Center, with a 1940s flair
• Military Weekend at A Fertle Holiday at The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse (Military discount)
• Day of Infamy: 24 Hours that Changed History interactive virtual field trip for high school students at Clinton Presidential Library
• The Four Freedoms Exhibit at the Jacksonville Museum of Military History (Military discount)
• Camp Robinson during World War II Exhibit at the North Little Rock Heritage Center (Free)
• The 1940s Purse Exhibit at the Esse Purse Museum (Military discount)
The Wyndham Riverfront Hotel at 2 Riverfront Place in North Little Rock is offering a special room rate for visitors in town the week of December 5 for Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor. Those interested can call (501)371-9000 for more information.
For more details about scheduled events and “Arkansas Remembers Pearl Harbor,” visit AIMMuseum.org/ARRemembersPearlHarbor or the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum Facebook page.
About the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Hosting more than 100,000 guests from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries, the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock, Arkansas, is the only place other than Honolulu, Hawaii, to have Navy vessels that bookend World War II. The longest-serving submarine in the world, USS Razorback, served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War and was one of 12 submarines present in Tokyo Bay during the formal surrender of Japan in World War II. Designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, the tugboat Hoga is known for her heroic actions at Pearl Harbor, including helping beach the USS Nevada, which would have blocked the harbor entrance if it had sunk. She also fought fires on Battleship Row for 72 continuous hours, particularly working on the blazing hull of USS Arizona. The museum topside offers naval artifacts, research library and gift shop that visitors can peruse at their leisure. For more information, visit AIMMuseum.org or call (501)371-8320.