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New Museum Hours

The hours of operation for the museum are changing on March 7th to:
Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 PM. The hours will be the same for the store and the museum.

2017 Ihe Award - Allen K. Hoe

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Ihe Award to Allen K Hoe.

In ancient Hawai’i, the warrior who was honored by service to the Chief kept himself in readiness to meet every challenge. Perfect physical condition and mental alertness allowed him to respond quickly to any demand. One symbol of this readiness was the spear, or Ihe, which was always at the warrior’s side.

In the creation of this Ihe Award, artist Umi Kai has enhanced the concept of preparedness by adding the essence of the ‘o’o, the tool utilized by ancient farmers, symbolizing the care and nurturing of the 'aina, the land and its people.

The Ihe is constructed of koa wood, and is supported by a block of ‘ohi’a wood, both unique to Hawai’i. They are strong and solid, and appropriate for the recognition of Hawai’i’s warriors, also known as koa. The base is of specially selected rock to indicate the solid foundation of the ever-ready warrior.

The Hawai’i Army Museum Society presents this award to Allen K. Hoe for his contributions to the military and civilian communities and continued dedicated service to the people of Hawai’i.

Please click here to view 2017 Ihe Award Program
Please click here to view the Ihe Award Remarks of Allen K Hoe

What's New

Changing Gallery Upcoming New Exhibit : Battery Randolph - its purpose and design

The Changing Gallery is in the process of being changed from “Reporting from Vietnam” into a new gallery on Battery Randolph – it purpose and design.

Open to the Public.

Click here to learn more about the Changing Gallery

Now Playing in the 
Changing Gallery Theater
"Tropic Lightning: Ready to Strike"
From “The Big Picture” television series.

Produced by The Office of the Chief of Information by the Army Pictoral Center, 1968.

Run time: 28 minutes

Visit the Museum

Audio Tours Now Available

The U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii is very pleased to now offer Audio Tours to enhance your visit to the Museum. You may rent one of the audio tours for $5 each. They are available in English and Japanese!

For Museum members the Audio Tour is available for $2.50 and adds new dimensions to your visit.

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Video Introduction to the Museum
Video Introduction to the Museum

Click video to watch!

Visit the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii

Here at the U.S. Army Museum Hawaii the biggest artifact is the building itself. The museum is housed in Battery Randolph a massive reinforced concrete emplacement with roofs as much as 12 feet thick. The battery was built around 1911 for two 14 inch guns that could fire projectiles as far as 14 miles. It was part of a coastal defense system that was to protect Honolulu Harbor from invasion. Watch the video for more information.

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Public Programs and Events

The Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) was pleased to fund the new exhibit in the Rotating Gallery which honors the service of Nisei linguists and the . The exhibit, “America’s Secret Weapon, Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II”, had its grand opening on Saturday, March 28, 2015. HAMS was also pleased to provide travel arrangements for keynote speaker, Dr. James McNaughton, author of the book “Nisei Linguist”.

HAMS’ long time master craftsman, Thomas T. “Toshi” Nakano, is featured in the exhibit and in a local news broadcast. Toshi is an MIS veteran and his work in koa is on display not only in the new exhibit, but also throughout the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii.”

The MIS exhibit, which was produced by Mark Matsunaga, Gregg Hirata, and Harlan Yuhara, can be viewed in the first gallery of the museum, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.”

KITV News Links
Honoring the MIS veterans in World War II
America's Secret Weapons revealed

Hawaii News Now Link
MIS Veterans will hold national reunion March 27-28, 2015

Public Programs and Events

The Hawaii Army Museum Society (HAMS) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable corporation, chartered since 1976, whose sole mission is to support the U. S. Army Museum of Hawaii at Ft. DeRussy. This is a non-federal entity and is not a part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

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