aviation museum has lofty goals
The former seaplane hangar that is now the Pacific
Aviation Museum hasn't even been open for a
year, but museum officials already are looking
feedback at the museum has been "overwhelmingly
positive," said Richard Beckerman, the
interim executive director.
museum opened Dec. 7 — on the 65th anniversary
of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor —
and has attracted 70,000 visitors in its first
goal is to eventually draw 120,000 visitors
a year. To increase the appeal of the museum,
officials are looking to expand into two adjacent
Ford Island hangars and a control tower —
buildings that survived the attack that launched
America into World War II.