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Introduction Foyer
Changing Gallery and Theater
Hawaiian Warfare
Camp McKinley
Defending an Island
Shell Magazine Replica
Manning the Defenses
Army Aviation Takes Off
Battery Randolph
The Winds of War
December 7 1941
Hawaii on Defense
Hawaii on Offense
Hawaii's Japanese Americans
Korea - A Limited War
The Vietnam War
General Eric K Shinseki
Gallery of Heroes

Camp McKinley

The United States became a world power and acquired overseas holdings as a result of the Spanish-American War. Hawai'i's strategic location made it critical to the military interests of the United States.

On August 12, 1898, the United States ratified the treaty of annexation. Four days later, the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment arrived by ship in Honolulu and established Camp McKinley, the first U.S. Army camp in Hawai'i. Camp McKinley was set up in Kapi'olani Park, at the base of Diamond Head, next to Waikiki.

In 1900 the Organic Act proclaimed Hawai'i as a territory of the United States.


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Original text for the exhibit pages was provided by Barbara Mills.

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