This Saturday, April 1st, is the last day to see the “Infamy: December 7, 1941” traveling exhibit at the Campbell County Rockpile Museum. You don’t want to miss out.
The exhibit is about the Japanese Navy Air Service attacking the United States Naval Base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragedy on December 7th, 1941, was what led the United States into World War II against Japan.
On December 7, 2016, the Rockpile Museum opened the exhibit from the National WW11 Museum in New Orleans to the public in a program called In Praise of Patriots: Honoring Our WWII Veterans. The event commemorated the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and featured Rozet Elementary students, John Paul II students, and local Boy Scout troops. While the display itself incorporates a video from Sheridan WWII veteran Melvin Heckman, the museum also staged its first web stream from the exhibit in January with an interview with veteran Kenneth Duvall.
As you walk through looking at images of the attack, a glass display holds a Sheridan Press Newspaper that reads “A NATION AT WAR”. The exhibit as a whole is a stark reminder of the tragedy in 1941. You can check out our entire photo gallery on Facebook.
The Rockpile Museum is free to the public and is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.