December 12-16 – $12 Days
December 15 – Snacking with Santa
Largo, FL (November 26, 2012) The Armed Forces History Museum will have a busy December. On Friday, December 7th, the museum will feature its permanent Pearl Harbor exhibit. Although WWII had been underway since 1939, the US did not join the war until December 7th, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, who graduated from Harvard University before the war, planned the attack on Pearl Harbor. The chairs found in the museum’s Pearl Harbor exhibit are actually from Admiral Yamamoto’s headquarters in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. “Tora” means “tiger” in Japanese, but the phrase “Tora!, Tora!, Tora!” was a code phrase for “attack with torpedoes”. The three model ships, which can be found in the museum’s Pearl Harbor exhibit, are those that were actually used in the 1950 film, Tora! Tora! Tora! In front of the ships is a large screen depicting footage of the war itself. Press interested in using this area as a backdrop for stories in remembrance of Pearl Harbor are welcome to do so by calling Cindy Bosselmann at 727.539.8371 ext. 106 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos of the exhibit are attached.
To denote 12/12/12, the museum will offer $12 days. Since 12/12/12 falls on a Wednesday, the museum will extend this offer through the weekend until Sunday, 12/16/12. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sundays from noon to 4pm. It is closed on Mondays.
On Saturday, December 15th, the museum will welcome Santa in Snacking with Santa – a fun children’s event where they may go on a candy scavenger hunt throughout the museum, participate in arts and crafts projects, and decorate cookies and cupcakes so they can snack with Santa. The event is deeply discounted at $10 for adults and $5 for youths 4-12. Tickets are available at www.armedforcesmuseum.com, by calling 727.539.8371 or in person at the museum. The event will run from 11am to 2pm and is presented by Publix.
Photo caption: The Armed Forces History Museum’s Pearl Harbor exhibit with actual ships used in the filming of the 1950 film, Tora! Tora! Tora!