Curators Corner Liberation 2010
Contact: Dan Brown, 671-333-4050
World War II Museum Artifacts on Display
The public is invited to another popular “Curator’s Corner” at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park. What is a “Curator’s Corner”? Superintendent Barbara Alberti explained, “It is an excellent opportunity to see artifacts from the park’s museum collection and learn about them first-hand from our Curator.”
During this month when Guam celebrates Liberation, we return to that decisive battle and WWII as a whole to learn the local significance of rare 1940s military issue items. Displayed artifacts include a Japanese type-99 Arisaka rifle, an M-1 Garand, U.S. Marine Corps and Imperial Japanese uniforms, and other accoutrements. Join Park Ranger James Oelke for a free up-close viewing of selected artifacts along with a discussion on the history of the objects.
What: Curator's Corner - WWII museum objects on display
When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, July 24, 2010
Where: T. Stell Newman Visitor Center (near the front gate to Naval Base Guam)
For more information, contact Park Ranger Dan Brown at 671-333-4050. To learn more about the park, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wapa.
Did You Know?
Guam was administered by the U.S. Navy beginning from 1898? The idyllic tropical life for the small military contingent was shattered by the Japanese attack on December 8, 1941.