Living History

The Living History Program of the National Museum of the Pacific War is dedicated to bringing the stories of the Pacific War to life! Through our programs, like Pride in the Pacific and the Outposts, the living history actors of Company K offer guests a truly unique opportunity to experience the equipment, vehicles, and weapons of the era.

Pride in the Pacific

On four Saturdays a year, the Pacific Combat Zone comes alive with the sights and sounds of combat. Visitors will have an excellent vantage point as American troops storm the beach from their landing craft and fight their way across the fortified Japanese positions. These performances are not for the faint of heart as they include blank firing weapons, explosives, and a demonstration of our M2-2 flamethrower!

Tickets are available online. Check our Event page for tickets. Future dates are June 11th, September 3rd and October 29th.

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The show was absolutely FANTASTIC! The educational aspect is great...It certainly put us back to 1942.


The Outposts

For three Saturdays a month, from March to November, the Pacific Combat Zone plays host to our Outpost programs. These short, 15 minute experiences are educational in nature and offer visitors a focused "deep dive" into a specific aspect of the Pacific War.

Programs are offered at 11:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 1:30. The Outposts are free and open to the public, there is no need for a ticket! Please review our events calendar, for more details.

Our current Outpost themes are:

  • Gear Up!
  • Weapons of War
  • Artillery
  • Communication
  • Women in Uniform
  • Food on the Front
  • Throwing Flames: The Combat Assault Team
  • Tales from the Home Front
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It is most definitely a tribute to those brave men and women who not only fought in the Pacific but worked and sacrificed in order to give the military the equipment and supplies to win the war.


Company K

The Living History Program wouldn't be possible without the support of the 100+ volunteers of Company K. Individuals participating in our programs come from all walks of life and contribute in varying ways! Volunteers can find themselves leading troops into battle, firing the flamethrower, issuing uniforms, preparing meals, maintaining weapons, or even conducting research for a show. The choice is yours!

Please consider joining Company K below! Fill out the form below if you are interested and we will contact you.

Volunteer Opportunities

Living History Interest Form

Contact Us

Do you have questions about the Living History Program or our events? Please contact Aaron Shuman, the Museum Experience Coordinator at