American Treasure “on display at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum



Courtesy of the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum features a world-class exhibit in its Raytheon pavilion.

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” has traveled the world since its inception in 2011 and now finds a permanent home in Hawaii.

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The exhibit tells the story of Bob Hope, an American comedian, patriot, humanitarian, artist and supporter of the United States military. Hope rose to fame during World War II entertaining troops across Europe and the Pacific.

“As a comedian, actor, singer – an amazingly talented artist – Bob Hope made America and the Allied troops laugh,” said Elissa Lines. “Bob lifted his spirits and lifted the spirits, providing a respite from the horrors of war. We want visitors to leave this exhibit thinking about the people, places and activities that boost their morale and give them hope – in this way we can carry on the legacy of Bob Hope and our greater generation.

“Bob Hope: An American Treasure” features personal items, historical artifacts, and short clips as museum guests travel through time with Hope to the battlefields and training grounds of WWII, Korea and Vietnam; and scenes from Broadway and Hollywood. Reproductions of more than 200 period photographs and more than 170 objects, including gifts and awards from presidents and celebrities, are also on display.

The museum is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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