DEVENS — Guest speaker Michael Roberts, of Groton, speaks about the West Coast and the Pacific Ocean during World War II in his program on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Fort Devens Museum, at 1 p.m.

At a time so close to Pearl Harbor Day, Roberts’ presentation takes the museum’s focus beyond the European Theater of operations, so commonly highlighted.

From his own days of growing up near the West Coast, Roberts will talk about his experiences during World War II on that coast. He will draw on some details of his dad’s time in the U.S. Army during the war, when he worked in transportation during combat in New Guinea and the Philippines.

Roberts’ talk, “Preservation in Paradise,” relates to his experiences in the central Pacific Ocean, where he worked as an archaeologist on seven separate projects for the National Park Service in Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

This program is free and open to the public but donations are much appreciated. The museum is located on the third floor at 94 Jackson Road and is wheelchair-accessible. Call 978-772-1286 or email for information.