Tag Archives | Manzanar National Historic Site


Help sought in thefts at Manzanar

Press release The National Park Service is seeking—and may pay up to $1000 for—information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for stealing equipment and tools at Manzanar National Historic Site between September 20 and 21, 2016. Between 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, and 6:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, unknown persons forcibly […]

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Volunteers Ann and Saburo Sasaki with National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, August 9, 2016, in Washington, DC.

Saburo and Ann Sasaki, Manzanar volunteers, receive national recognition

Press release Each year, more than 440,000 people volunteer for the National Park Service (NPS). This year, from among them, the NPS recognized Manzanar Volunteers Saburo and Ann Sasaki with the prestigious Hartzog Enduring Service Award. NPS Director Jon Jarvis presented the award on August 9 in Washington, DC. Manzanar’s Superintendent Bernadette Johnson and Volunteer […]

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Manzanar receives award for excellence for barracks exhibit

Press release BLOOMINGTON, IN—During its annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, the Organization of American Historians (OAH) presented Manzanar National Historic Site barracks exhibit with their prestigious 2016 Stanton-Horton Award for Excellence in National Park Service History, which is given annually to recognize excellence in historical projects for, by, and with the National Park Service […]

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Hibino painting 1943 by Ansel Adams

Hibino mural to be unveiled this weekend

Press release Nearly two decades before Congress established Manzanar National Historic Site, Eastern California Museum (ECM) was collaborating with Japanese American and local communities to preserve Manzanar artifacts and stories. A visit to ECM remains a unique opportunity to explore history through artifacts, artworks and photos, thereby enhancing a visit to Manzanar itself. The partnership […]

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Photo Caption: Archie Miyatake photographed the interior of Manzanar’s Block 20 men’s latrine in 1944. Photo Credit: Toyo Miyatake Studio

Manzanar receives funding for Block 14 latrine building

Press release Recently, the National Park Service announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $74,547 to Manzanar National Historic Site to construct a historically accurate latrine. The non-working latrine and its exhibits will complement the other buildings in Block 14. The Block 14 “demonstration block” gives visitors a sense of the […]

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NPS seeks comments on Manzanar brochure

– Press release Each year, approximately 80,000 people visit Manzanar National Historic Site. They receive an introductory brochure to enhance their understanding and experience. The National Park Service and key stakeholders developed Manzanar’s current brochure in 2003. Since then, the site has evolved significantly. Park staff have uncovered and stabilized Japanese gardens, restored historic orchards, […]

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Manzanar Volunteer Day this Saturday

– Press release March 28 will be Manzanar’s Annual Volunteer Day, when we invite the general public to work with all park staff for half a day on a preservation project. You are cordially invited to join park staff and others in uncovering and preserving the historic administration and staff housing area at Manzanar. We […]

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Letter to the Editor: Plea to LA’s Mayor

Mayor Eric Garcetti, City of Los Angeles Dear Mayor Garcetti, I am a resident of the town of Independence in the Owens Valley. Along with many other residents of Owens Valley, I am deeply concerned about the proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to construct a 1200-acre industrial solar installation known […]

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44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage

MANZANAR PILGRIMAGE EVENTS SET FOR THIS WEEKEND (Press Release)              Manzanar National Historic Site and its partners are hosting special events and exhibits in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage this weekend. Visitors are invited to experience art, music, dance, talks, and more. All events are free. On Friday, […]

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