Silent Wings Museum Presents Infamy: December 7, 1941

Start Date: May 15, 2017, 10:30 AM
End Date: June 09, 2017, 5:00 PM

Silent Wings Museum presents Infamy: December 7, 1941 , a traveling exhibit developed by the National WWII Museum, that graphically illustrates the impact of the deadly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor – the dark day that plunged our nation headlong into World War II.

The Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, shocked the United States and led to a declaration of war against Japan the following day in the wake of this and other surprise attacks against military targets in Guam and the Philippines.

Through images and text, this traveling exhibit explores the visceral impact of the surprise attack on civilian and sailors alike, hurtling the United States into a nation at war. Striking images of the damaged U.S. fleet massed at Pearl Harbor illustrate the extent of the blow dealt to America’s sense of security and the bravery of the sailors who rescued each other, defended their ships, and would quickly bring the fight to Japan over the next four long years of war in the Pacific.

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world – why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today – so that future generations will know the price of freedom, and be inspired by what they learn.

This special traveling exhibit will be on display through June 9 in the Timeline Gallery at the Silent Wings Museum. Regular business hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm-5:00pm. Visit or call 806-775-3049 for admission prices or to schedule a tour.