Witness to History Videoconferencing Program

Working with the National Park Service, Pacific Historic Parks offers free videoconferencing programs that connect students and educators from around the world to experts on the attack on Pearl Harbor. Programs include:

Pearl Harbor Survivor Series

The Pearl Harbor Survivor Series brings history to life through personal stories. Pearl Harbor Survivors and witnesses of the attack tell their first-hand accounts of the events of December 7, 1941. Participants include veterans of the U.S. Navy and Army as well as civilians. Personal stories are followed by a Q&A session.

Interpretive Ranger Series

Dive the USS Arizona: An Underwater View of the Memorial

During this Interpretive Ranger Series, a National Park Service Diver narrates underwater footage of the sunken USS Arizona. Participating schools may ask the Ranger to emphasize the significance of the Memorial, the National Park Service's dive program, the preservation of the USS Arizona, underwater archeology and biology, environmental concerns, or any combination of topics. Following the presentation, students engage in a Q&A session with the Park Ranger.

Museum Curator Series

Venture Inside the Vault

The Curator Series give students the opportunity to view artifacts, artwork and photographs that are currently not on display at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Examples of artifacts include a Japanese aviator's helmet, original artwork by maritime artist Tom Freeman, and formerly classified photos from the 14th Naval District's Historic Photo Collection. The session includes a Q&A session with the National Park Service Museum Curator.

For more information and to participate in the Witness to History program, contact