Fall Lecture Series: Infamy– The Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Tickets: $$5

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, one of the pivotal events of the 20th century and indeed of world history because it changed the course and possibly even the outcome of World War II. This talk, presented by Dr. Craig L. Symonds, will discuss the reasons why Japan chose to make the fateful decision to attack, what and how much the Americans knew or suspected, and details of the attack itself from the point of view of both sides. Symonds is a Professor of History Emeritus at the United States Naval Academy and is the author or editor of 28 books.