DIVE!" explores the history of SCUBA diving and the use of sunken ships as artificial reefs for aquatic life and divers. This exhibit includes an early 20th century brass and copper diving helmet, a model submarine, sea creatures, and infographics on diving and reefs. Join the museum as we explore the murky depths of the ocean. Sponsored by the Grimsha-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation.
Battleship Cove will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by hosting a ceremony December 7, at 12:55pm aboard the USS Massachusetts.
On December 7, 1941, declared by President Roosevelt as "A date that would live in infamy," over 200 Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor in the first wave of Operation Hawaii with the goal of crippling the American Fleet. 18 Ships were destroyed that fateful day, and over 2,400 service personnel were killed.
The attack was the result of an intensifying Japanese-American rivalry in the Pacific. With the oil embargo of 1941 put into place by Roosevelt, the Japanese decided to risk everything on a massive preemptive strike which would knock the US out of the Pacific. By Attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese had hoped to break the American spirit, but instead united a bitterly dived public. On December 8, 1941, the US declared war on Japan, thus entering World War II.
The ceremony will take place in the Memorial Room aboard the battleship.
The ceremony is open to the public at no charge, but seating is limited. Please plan accordingly.
Join us for a night of good food, entertainment, and friends at Navy Christmas on the Battleship! The 1943 menu will be served, including turkey and all the fixings! Plus, educational tours, crafts, live music, and a visit from Santa! Running three Saturdays in December. $50 per person/ $35 per child (3-12).
To purchase tickets please visit www.battleshipcove.org/programs-and-events, or call 508-678-1100 ext. 101.
Consider purchasing a ticket for a veteran!
All proceeds go to the preservation of the official WWII Memorial at Battleship Cove. Official Toys for Tots drop off. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need!
Sponsored in part by BayCoast Bank