Hawai'i Army Museum Society

Hawai'i Army Museum Society The Hawai'i Army Museum Society is a non-profit organization supporting the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii with the development and maintenance of the museum galleries and exhibits.
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As we approach Women in History Month, HAMS is tipping its hat to those angels who selflessly served our troops for over...
02/26/2020

As we approach Women in History Month, HAMS is tipping its hat to those angels who selflessly served our troops for over 30 years..the Red Cross Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) program, more fondly referred to as “Donut Dollies.” Click here to read more about these amazing women. #Donut Dollies #HAMS #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

As we approach Women in History Month, HAMS is tipping its hat to those angels who selflessly served our troops for over...
02/26/2020

As we approach Women in History Month, HAMS is tipping its hat to those angels who selflessly served our troops for over 30 years..the Red Cross Supplemental Recreational Activities Overseas (SRAO) program, more fondly referred to as “Donut Dollies.” Click here to read more about these amazing women. #Donut Dollies #HAMS #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

Don Stratton, 1 of 3 remaining crew from USS Arizona, dies at 97
02/17/2020
Don Stratton, 1 of 3 remaining crew from USS Arizona, dies at 97

Don Stratton, 1 of 3 remaining crew from USS Arizona, dies at 97

Don Stratton, who escaped a burning USS Arizona by making a harrowing hand-over-hand climb across a rope to an adjacent ship on Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday, leaving just two living survivors of the famed battleship.

Follow our blog to find out about 5 interesting facts about Vietnam .#Vietnam  #HAMS  #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyM...
02/12/2020

Follow our blog to find out about 5 interesting facts about Vietnam .#Vietnam #HAMS #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

Author Cheryl Sweet, War Letters; A Tour in 'NAM'  shares a collection of loves letters from the Vietnam War.  The lette...
01/29/2020

Author Cheryl Sweet, War Letters; A Tour in 'NAM' shares a collection of loves letters from the Vietnam War. The letter selected gives a reflection of the times; the frustration, the hope and the promise of a future. In the spirit of Valentine's Day we'd like to share a selection with you in the coming weeks.

https://bit.ly/2t5RPe3

#Loveletters #HAMS #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

01/25/2020
The Go For Broke Spirit

If your in the Denver area, please support this exhibition the weekend of Feb 16th!! You won’t be disappointed.

The “Go For Broke Spirit” is humbled to have the Go For Broke National Education Center’s "Portraits of Courage" exhibition travel to History Colorado. It will be shown until Feb 16th weekend and we hope that you can see the exhibit which includes all the portraits I photographed of the Denver area veterans. We wanted to especially thank Go For Broke National Education Center who wrote the grant that allowed us to come out and photograph as well as interview these men…many of whom have passed on in 2019. We hope you will enjoy these portraits as much as I did creating them.
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Mahalo,
Shane
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History Colorado
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO, 80203

https://www.historycolorado.org/exhibit/portraits-courage-photographs-shane-sato

MLK was an minister, activist, civil right leader, grammy award winner and more.  Click on the link to see some interest...
01/20/2020

MLK was an minister, activist, civil right leader, grammy award winner and more. Click on the link to see some interesting facts about the inspiration behind America's civil rights movement.

https://hiarmymuseumsoc.org/mlk-day/

#MLK #HAMS #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

Artifacts within the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii tell a story of all the pomp and circumstance happening in the early 40'...
01/17/2020

Artifacts within the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii tell a story of all the pomp and circumstance happening in the early 40's. Wheeler Air Field was no exception. The Galaday Program highlights a days activity, but historians have identified how it could have played a part in the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Click on the link to find out about the story behind the Galady Program. bit.ly/38bHwnG #GaladyProgram #HAMS #USArmyMuseumofHawaii #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

If you're looking for last minute #holiday #giftideas, look no further! We've got you covered with everything from Aloha...
12/13/2019

If you're looking for last minute #holiday #giftideas, look no further! We've got you covered with everything from Aloha Shirts and Baseball Caps to Military Coins. Check out our Apparel, Collectibles, and more at: https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/

#HIArmyMuseum #HIArmyMuseumSociety #Aloha #ArmyHistory #HawaiiArmyHistory #HolidayGiftIdeas

12/12/2019
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The staff at the Hawaii Army Museum are terrific to deal with.

Two CA soldiers pose at loading table with 16 inch shell at Battery Hatch. Late 1930s.Battery Hatch’s guns were sufficie...
12/11/2019

Two CA soldiers pose at loading table with 16 inch shell at Battery Hatch. Late 1930s.

Battery Hatch’s guns were sufficient to cover the waters all around the island except for Oahu’s easternmost point, Makapuu Head.

#HistoricPhoto #USArmyHistory #HawaiiArmyHistory #WednesdayInspiration

Here's your Wednesday inspiration!Fort Shafter was the first permanent U.S. Army post in Hawaii. In 1921, it became the ...
11/27/2019

Here's your Wednesday inspiration!

Fort Shafter was the first permanent U.S. Army post in Hawaii. In 1921, it became the Headquarters of the Hawaii Department, and has remained the senior Army headquarters in Hawaii ever since. From 1921 through World War II, it was also an antiaircraft artillery post.

#FortShafter #USArmyHistory #ArmyHistory #HistoricPhotography #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety #Oahu #WWII #WWIIHistory #Artillery

11/26/2019
"The Go For Broke Spirit" book trailer

Don't forget to shop early and get a your copy of Shane Sato's book, "The Go For Broke Spirit". We have signed copies from the author. It would make a wonder Christmas gift! You have them in store or on line at hiarmymuseumsoc.org.

Shane Sato has spent the past 15+ years photographing Japanese American WWII veterans. Pre-order his book via Kickstarter ! http://kck.st/2xUTsfk Find out mo...

Shane,  Thank you for keeping their memory alive.  Their sacrifice is inspiring for generations to come.
11/26/2019

Shane, Thank you for keeping their memory alive. Their sacrifice is inspiring for generations to come.

At “The Go For Broke Spirit” we try not to list all the inevitable obituaries. But this week we have an exception as we had two major passings… Legendary Wat Misaka, who I got to know the past few years, visiting him in Salt Lake City, and hearing his stories about basketball and bowling. In case you did not know he won 2 collegiate basketball titles, was drafted by the New York Knickerbockers, and was the first to break the color barrier in what would later become the NBA. He came out to Los Angeles to support my book and the SOLT event in 2018, I will always be grateful for that and it was an honor to know him as well as take his portrait. His image is the 1st one in the 2nd book (Portraits of Legacy).

On the cover of the 2nd book Dr. Dick Momii also passed on last week. As he arrived to the shoot he was reluctant to be part of the project and to be photographed. Trying to make him feel more at ease I asked him what his hobbies were. He said he liked to box in his youth, so I asked him to “give me a punch” Already not too happy he gladly obliged !! …. the shoot went smoothly after that, and his image ultimately became the cover of the Portraits of Legacy. I will always remember these men and I hope that you enjoy the images in the book. I will always be sharing their “Go For Broke Spirit”

Shane

Here's your Friday inspiration!Battery Williston 16” gun firing from elevated position (1940)This incredible shot comes,...
11/22/2019

Here's your Friday inspiration!

Battery Williston 16” gun firing from elevated position (1940)

This incredible shot comes, along with Monday's post, from the site of the first 16” gun emplacements on Oahu. The battery was named for General Edward B. Williston who received the Medal of Honor in the U.S. Civil War.

We have no idea who the mysterious man with the hat is - please repost this to help us find out :)!

#FridayInspiration #HistoricalPhotos #ArmyHistory #USArmyHistory #HawaiiArmyHistory #WWIIHistory #WWII

Battery Williston 16” gun firing (circa 1936)Located on the western shore of Pearl Harbor, this battery was the site of ...
11/18/2019

Battery Williston 16” gun firing (circa 1936)

Located on the western shore of Pearl Harbor, this battery was the site of the first 16” gun emplacements on Oahu. The battery was named for General Edward B. Williston who received the Medal of Honor in the U.S. Civil War.

#HistoricPhotos #Army #USArmy #HIArmy #HawaiiArmyMuseum #HawaiiArmyHeritage #HawaiiArmyHistory #HawaiiArmyMuseumSociety

11/02/2019

Congratulations to John Henry Felix, PhD for being the Hawaii Army Museum Society's 2019 Ihe Award Recipient. We thank you for your dedication and commitment to the veterans, military and Hawaii community for the past 80 years. Your are the best of what Hawaii has to offer! Mahalo nui loa for your continued support and we hope you will be with us for another 80 years!!

11/02/2019
2019 Ihe Award Recipient - John Henry Felix, PhD

Congratulations to John Henry Felix, PhD for being the Hawaii Army Museum Society's 2019 Ihe Award Recipient. We thank you for your dedication and commitment to the veterans, military and Hawaii community for the past 80 years. Your are the best of what Hawaii has to offer! Mahalo nui loa for your continued support and we hope you will be with us for another 80 years!!

Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend! Here's a blast from the past...A 12-inch M1895 gun on M1901 disappearing carriag...
09/28/2019

Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend! Here's a blast from the past...

A 12-inch M1895 gun on M1901 disappearing carriage at Battery Selfridge (circa 1920’s)

We hope to see you at the museum soon!

Mahalo (Thank you) to everyone who came out and supported National POW/MIA Day!!  Your interest and support will help us...
09/21/2019

Mahalo (Thank you) to everyone who came out and supported National POW/MIA Day!! Your interest and support will help us to identify those who were lost.

Here's a post for all of the collectible lovers who follow us - check out this model A-1H Skyraider USAF!You can take a ...
09/10/2019

Here's a post for all of the collectible lovers who follow us - check out this model A-1H Skyraider USAF!

You can take a closer look at this and browse through other products at https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/!

This photograph of a 12" mortar was taken in the 1920s at Battery Harlow. Battery Harlow’s mortars faced south, ready to...
08/22/2019

This photograph of a 12" mortar was taken in the 1920s at Battery Harlow. Battery Harlow’s mortars faced south, ready to fire over Diamond Head and far out into the channel south of O’ahu.

#ThrowBackThursday #HistoricPhotos #DiamondHead

Here's something for all of you Army veterans and supporters.Today we're highlighting the AH-64 Apache Cap, now availabl...
08/18/2019

Here's something for all of you Army veterans and supporters.

Today we're highlighting the AH-64 Apache Cap, now available for purchase!

Visit: https://store.hiarmymuseumsoc.org/products/ah-64-apache-cap

This product is 100% cotton baseball cap. Officially licensed by the U.S. Army with an adjustable back!

Congratulations to the Wounded Warriors Regatta organizers for another successful event. It was a beautiful day to paddl...
08/17/2019

Congratulations to the Wounded Warriors Regatta organizers for another successful event. It was a beautiful day to paddle!! Can’t wait for next years event!!

Thank you to Senator Shigeharu Aoyama (center) for stopping by and visiting the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii Gift Shop to ...
08/17/2019

Thank you to Senator Shigeharu Aoyama (center) for stopping by and visiting the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii Gift Shop to sign his book entitled “Aoyama Shigeharu’s “Reversal” Guide 1 Hawaii Pearl Harbor Volume”. The Senator was nice enough to take a picture with some museum visitors. We hope all of you visit us again!!!

Here's another historic photo from our archives!This one is from Battery Williston, where a 16” gun is clearly being loa...
08/16/2019

Here's another historic photo from our archives!

This one is from Battery Williston, where a 16” gun is clearly being loaded in the foreground.The exact date of the photo is unknown, but we do know that the battery itself was the site of the first 16” gun emplacements on Oahu.

And in case anyone's wondering about this battery's name, it comes from General Edward B. Williston who received the Medal of Honor in the U.S. Civil War.

Stay tuned for more from our archive detailing Hawaii's Army History!

Today's historic photo comes from Battery Hatch sometime in the late 1930’s. In it you can see Battery Hatch’s 16 Inch, ...
08/12/2019

Today's historic photo comes from Battery Hatch sometime in the late 1930’s. In it you can see Battery Hatch’s 16 Inch, 50 cal. Naval gun on a M1919 barbette carriage. Battery Hatch’s guns were sufficient to cover the waters all around the island except for Oahu’s easternmost point, Makapuu Head.

Stay tuned for more historic photos as we explore the history of each battery located on the island of O'ahu!

#historicphotos #armyhistory

Mahalo to the Hipp Family for including us on their vacation. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and wish you much Aloha!!
07/27/2019

Mahalo to the Hipp Family for including us on their vacation. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and wish you much Aloha!!

Mahalo for maintaining and preserving our ki’i.
07/14/2019

Mahalo for maintaining and preserving our ki’i.

07/13/2019

Mahalo to all of the players and sponsors who joined us for a day of golf Friday, June 21, 2019 supporting the 38th Annual Herbert E. Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament!!! Your support ensuring HAMS' mission to preserving the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is continued is so deeply appreciated and there are no words to express our gratitude. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope to see you next year!!! Without you it wouldn't have been such a great success!!!
Mahalo nui loa #Hawaii Army Museum Society #HAMS

07/08/2019

Mahalo to all our volunteers who supported the event last Friday!! We couldn't do it without your continued help and support!!! Because of you, this event continues to be a success for the past 38 years!!!

07/04/2019
Happy Birthday America!!!!
07/04/2019

Happy Birthday America!!!!

The Cacti Unit represented at the 38th Annual Herbert E Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament!!  So happy to see these patriots...
07/02/2019

The Cacti Unit represented at the 38th Annual Herbert E Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament!! So happy to see these patriots joining us again this year!!

06/28/2019

Congratulations to all of our tournament winners at the 38th Annual Herbert E Wolff Memorial Golf Tournament!!!

Another satisfied customer!!
06/11/2019

Another satisfied customer!!

We hope you all have a pleasant, safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. The museum will be closed on Monday and Tuesda...
05/21/2019

We hope you all have a pleasant, safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. The museum will be closed on Monday and Tuesday in observance of the holiday.

May 10th -Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Thank you for your service!!
05/10/2019

May 10th -Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Thank you for your service!!

Come join us for a fun day of golf!! Your participation helps us to raise money for the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Our ...
05/10/2019

Come join us for a fun day of golf!! Your participation helps us to raise money for the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Our goal is to preserve the heritage of the American soldier in the Pacific, and your participation will help us to fulfill this mission. We look forward to you joining us!!!

Thank you for your service!!!!
03/29/2019

Thank you for your service!!!!

02/22/2019
WWII Pacific Veterans 2

We need your help -

AMVETS Hawaii has received a request for assistance with a historical project from Mrs. Dana Perkins. Her father, Richard Perkins, was stationed at Ft. Shafter shortly after the World War II attack on Pearl Harbor. While stationed in Hawaii he took hundreds of historic photographs documenting both military and civilian life at the time. His daughters are now working to publish prints of his photographs, but want to identify as many of the photographed individuals as possible before they do. The link to her informational video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE8bBjVWTpc&feature=youtu.be

Contact information concerning the photos is located within the YouTube vide. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated!

My sister and I inherited a tin container full of rolls of film negatives from our Dad, who died at the age of 92. The negatives are from World War II and ar...

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Founded in 1976, the Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) is a 501(c)(3) charitable, not-for-profit organization.

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Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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Hawai’i Army Museum Society(HAMS)

The Hawai’i Army Museum Society, HAMS, was founded by military veterans and patriotic members of the Honolulu community. Chartered in 1976 as a not-for-profit corporation, HAMS led the effort to turn Battery Randolph into the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Forty two years later, HAMS continues in its mission to support the museum by funding the development and maintenance of its galleries and exhibits.

Donald L. MacGregor, a Trustee Emeritus on the HAMS board, was a founding member of HAMS and wrote, “It was started by four of us. I was President of First Interstate Bank of Hawaii(now part of First Hawaiian), Bill Rowland, former President of Hawaiian Telephone, the Regional Manager of Braniff Airlines (name unknown), and the Commanding General at Ft. Shafter, MG Thomas U. Greer. In the early days, there wasn’t too much in the way of exhibits and so to help keep it operating, a loan was made to HAMS of $20,000. With the help of another Board member, Walter Tagawa, I was able to arrange a fine art sale in downtown Honolulu. It was highly successful and from the proceeds, the load was paid in addition to adding a nice sum of money to HAMS working capital. MG Herbert E Wolff succeeded MG Greer as Commanding General of U.S. Army Hawaii (USARHAW). He did absolutely a fantastic job, and I believe. is largely responsible for what the museum is today.”

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawai’i is operated by the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii and serves both the military and civilian communities. The Museum is authorized and certified by the Commanding General, U.S. Army Center of Military History.

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