Museum Store Sunday
December 1 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum Store Sunday Returns to the National Museum of the Pacific War
Sunday, December 1st
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The National Museum of the Pacific War invites you to the return of Museum Store Sunday at all three museum store locations, featuring 20% discounts on one-of-a-kind merchandise!
Also included in the day's events are a trunk show of essential WWII gear, hands-on education collection items, a photo booth, refreshments, book signings, songs and dialogue of Women of WWII, music, and more.
Guests are invited to enter two drawings for the chance to win a gift basket that includes a one year family Museum membership and premium a $50 gift certificate from the museum stores. So come out on December 1st and "Be A Patron."
Have a chance to chat with Fred Harvey, WWII Veteran/ Iwo Jima survivor and author of Hell Yes, I’d Do It Again; and James D.Hornfischer, naval historian and award-winning author of The Fleet at Flood Tide, Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, and many others.
Also scheduled are “Women in WWII” Songs, dialogue with Sheri Hunt and Janette Dillard, a trunk show of essential WWII GI gear, a holiday photo booth and Docent Discovery Carts where visitors can hear and touch stories from WWII.
T. Fred Harvey is a native Texan born in a tent alongside the RR tracks of the Texas Panhandle town of Memphis. Most of his hardscrabble youth was spent in Odessa from where he enlisted in the U.S. Marines in 1942 after quitting high school. He became a Paramarine in the 1st Parachute Battalion in some of the early Pacific Campaigns before transferring into a 5th Marine Division Assault Squad on Iwo Jima. His buddies referred to him as a “3 Grenade Marine,” surviving months in a full body cast. After Medical Discharge he would earn a Master’s Degree from West Texas State University in 1951 but only receive a high school diploma over 65 years later when the Odessa Superintendent of Schools read a copy of his book. Following a career coaching football and teaching around the world in Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, Korea, Turkey, Okinawa, and Italy, he became an author.
James D. Hornfischer is an award-winning naval historian. He is the author of The Fleet at Flood Tide, Neptune’s Inferno, Ship of Ghosts, and The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, all of which have been New York Times bestsellers and selections of the U.S. Navy Professional Reading Program, maintained by the Chief of Naval Operations. A native of Massachusetts, he lives with his family in Austin, Texas.
The Admiral Nimitz Gallery Grand Re-Opening
The National Museum of the Pacific War welcomes the public to the re-opening of the newly renovated Admiral Nimitz Gallery. This event is free and family-friendly.