News & Events
The Story of the USS Indianapolis
May 28th, 2018 1:30pm
Join us at 1:30 p.m. this Memorial Day in the Nimitz Grand Ballroom for a special program exploring the aftermath of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. The story of the cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35) was famously recounted by actor Robert Shaw in the movie “Jaws,” including the delivery of Hiroshima atomic bomb components to Tinian and the harrowing true story of being torpedoed, with survivors spending nearly five days in the water prior to rescue. And that's just the beginning of the story! The discovery of the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in 2017 renewed interest in what has been called "the greatest sea disaster in U.S. naval history."
1:30 p.m. Opening remarks by James P. Houghton (Honorary Survivor – USS Indianapolis Survivors Organization)
1:45 p.m. The Exoneration of Unjust Court Martial of Captain McVay by Captain William J. Toti, Captain, US Navy (Ret.)
2:10 p.m. Film Introduction by co-producer Melanie Capacia Johnson
2:15 p.m. Screening of "USS Indianapolis: The Legacy"
4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:30 p.m. Visit to Memorial Courtyard and dedication of the plaques of Lt. Hunter Scott, Captain Bill Toti (Ret.), and Senator Bob Smith
- Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938–51
- Readings In History: With WWII Veteran Ken Wiley
- October WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Nimitz Junior Corps: Leadership: Choose Your Own Way
- Book Signing with Samuel Kleiner
- Red, White & Bourbon
- Veterans Day Observance
- November WWII Pacific Combat Program
- Pearl Harbor Day Observance
- Past Events
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
MUSEUM’S ORAL HISTORY COLLECTION FEATURED IN NEW SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL SERIES
The collection, which contains close to 5,000 interviews, was used extensively in the groundbreaking new eight-part mini-series The Pacific War in Color from the Smithsonian Channel
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
TBF Pilot Honored at Film Premiere
John Mollison, aviation artist, and producer of the award-winning documentary South Dakota Warrior presented Boerne, Texas veteran, Ben Phillips, Jr., with a custom drawing of the TBF-1C “Avenger” he flew during WWII.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Museum launches ‘Real-time’ Twitter Experience for Pearl Harbor
In 1941, on the most infamous day in the modern era, news of a shocking event that altered the course of human history took the span of several hours (even days) to spread through the civilized world. But,.. what if our present 24-hour news technology had existed then?