Nonprofits keep Pearl Harbor center open amid shutdown

HONOLULU — The visitors’ center at the USS Arizona Memorial will stay open during the federal government shutdown.

The National Park Service runs the visitors center. But the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports nonprofit organizations that operate historic sites at Pearl Harbor will provide financial support to keep the center open.

Pacific Historic Parks President Aileen Utterdyke says the nonprofits will do their best to avoid the disruption and inconvenience of a shutdown.

Navy sailors who operate shuttle boats to the memorial aren’t affected by the shutdown.

Other nonprofits chipping in are the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, the Battleship Missouri Memorial and Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

The federal government partially shut down overnight after President Donald Trump, the House and the Senate were unable to agree on a spending deal.

  1. harry oyama December 25, 2018 8:27 am Reply

    Hawaiians again getting ripped off when prime land like this are leased out from the State at $1 a year for 99 years while agency make $millions that go into the pockets of non-Hawaiians.

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