Museum of the Oregon Territory
December 7, 2012
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The events of Dec. 7, 1941, when the Empire of Japan attacked the U.S. Pacific Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, changed the world order of the 20th Century.
On Friday, December 7th the Clackamas County Historical Society will once again commemorate what FDR called “the date that will live in infamy,” and which called to action “the greatest generation”, at home and abroad.
CCHS’s Museum of the Oregon Territory will be open all evening, with hands-on exhibits and displays appealing to all ages. Educational and entertaining elements include private collector’s memorabilia, war equipment and weaponry, a soldier camp reenactment, a 1943 jeep, and NORDPACS WWII era radio-controlled model tanks, which will “do battle” starting at 5 p.m.
This year’s Pearl Harbor Evening presents a unique historic perspective on this trying but unifying time. Award winning novelist Kristina McMorris (“Bridge of Scarlet Leaves”) will speak at 7:15 p.m. on the special sacrifices and contributions of West-Coast Americans of Japanese descent. She will be joined by internment camp survivor Mr. Henry Sakamoto.
Pearl Harbor Day sent the United States on a path of purpose to defeat the Axis countries in World War II. This free event invites you to step back in time, hear the songs of the ‘40’s, and see the relics that WWII soldiers and their loved ones carried, from women’s compacts, cigarette cases and cologne bottles, to knobby grenades.