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PEARL HARBOR PRESENTATION AND EXPANDED WORLD WAR II DISPLAY AT STORY OF HAWAII MUSEUM

The Story of Hawaii Museum, located in the Maalaea Harbor Shops, is presenting a Hawaiian History Evening with Maui historian and author Deborah C. Pike on Friday, December 7 from 5-7pm. She will speak about the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Live music and light refreshments are included. An admission donation of $10 for the evening is requested.

The museum has expanded its World War II display. In addition to the American photos, maps, charts, USO pamphlets, and original newspaper headlines, the exhibit features artifacts from the Japanese military including: uniform accessories such as boots, hats, gaiters, and a combat helmet; Rising Sun flags and  senninriki; and, printed propaganda. The newest item being shown is an original photo of the  admirals of the Combined Japanese Fleet taken weeks before the Pearl Harbor attack at Iwakimi Naval Base in Japan.
The Story of Hawaii Museum tells the tale of the Islands in a new way  -- through historic maps, charts, documents, and artifacts. The display begins with the Polynesian migrations of prehistory. It continues with examples of maps from the European voyages of exploration, the mapping of the Kingdom of Hawaii, as well as maps made during missionary and plantation days. It also includes examples of Hawaii maps from the Territorial period through World War II and statehood to the present.

Located in the Maalaea Shops near the Maui Ocean Center, the Story of Hawaii Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children under twelve years old, and includes a DVD about the mapping of Hawaii. Docent-led tours are $10 per person. For more information, contact Bryant Neal at (808) 283-3576 or visit www.storyofhawaiimuseum.com.