Guadalcanal: Turning Point in the Pacific Symposium

BB's Stage Door Canteen ||| The National WWII Museum

February 9, 2019 ||| 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Image courtesy of The National WWII Museum

Though the June 1942 Battle of Midway is often seen as the turning point of the war in the Pacific, the Solomon Islands campaign, including the Battle of Guadalcanal, was equally pivotal. The Museum will host "Guadalcanal: Turning Point in the Pacific," a daylong symposium in BB's Stage Door Canteen, on Saturday, February 9, 2019. 

Join moderator Robert M. Citino, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at The National WWII Museum, and five preeminent Pacific war scholars for this in-depth examination of the battle as waged by land, sea, and air, as well as the lessons learned.

Speakers include Richard B. Frank, Trent Hone, James D. Hornfischer, Stephen L. Moore, PhD, and Andrew Wiest, PhD.

The program will conclude with a roundtable discussion among all featured speakers on the legacy of Guadalcanal and its importance in the ultimate victory in the Pacific theater. For an additional cost, Symposium registrants may attend a post-Symposium reception and dinner with the speakers in The American Sector Restaurant & Bar. 

See the ticketing link for more information, or call 1-877-813-3329 x 511 or email

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