Oil Still Bleeds Exhibit at Fort Miles
THE OIL STILL BLEEDS EXHIBIT open to the public through October 23rd is a tribute to Delaware’s forgotten servicemen who were at Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941. The exhibit is designed around a 650-pound relic from the Battleship USS ARIZONA, which was sunk during the attack and still bleeds oil to the lagoon surface. The exhibit also features two large interactive touch screen to engage and educate visitors about the Pearl Harbor attack and the sinking of the Arizona. With this exhibit, the Fort Miles Museum becomes one of the only institutions in the country with relics from the very beginning of WWII and from the precise end of that conflict, our cannon from the USS MISSOURI beneath which the treaty with Japan was signed on September 2nd 1945.
Three years in its planning, OIL STILL BLEEDS ushers in a new era for Fort Miles, during which its museum will evolve into a world-class facility, celebrating the armed service of Delaware men and women from the earliest days of America to current times.