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Free Pearl Harbor, WWII photo exhibit on display at Chandler Museum

(The National World War II Museum Photo)

PHOENIX – A traveling exhibition featuring photos of the attack on Pearl Harbor nearly 80 years ago and other events leading to the U.S. entering World War II opened this week in the East Valley.

“Infamy: December 7, 1941” debuted at the Chandler Museum on Wednesday and will be on display through Nov. 24.

The museum at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive near the Chandler Fashion Center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free, and the facility is closed Mondays.

The exhibition, a production of The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, complements a longer-running installment on the internment of Japanese Americans in Arizona during World War II. “Gaman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River” opened last year and will run through April 18, 2020.

“We’re thrilled to work with The National WWII Museum to bring this exhibit to our site,” Jody Crago, Chandler Museum administrator, said in a press release.

“This is a key part of the story covered in our current exhibit on Japanese internment, so it will be great to have the two exhibits on display side-by-side.”

The traveling exhibit includes photos as well as displays featuring personal stories from witnesses. It covers Pearl Harbor plus lesser-known attacks on the American territories of Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.

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