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ManzanarPilgrimage 2017/courtesy of Mark Kirchner

Manzanar Committee hosting 49th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 49th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 30thanniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress to Japanese Americans though a presidential […]

 
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Wabi Sabi Closing Reception Jan 18 2017

‘Wabi Sabi’ closing reception Sunday at Manzanar

Press release A closing reception will be held for the “Wabi Sabi: Perfection in Imperfection” art exhibit featuring local Inyo County artists at the Manzanar History Assocation Bookstore at Manzanar National Historic Site. The reception will be held on Sunday, January 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The exhibit highlights four Inyo County artists who […]

 
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Manzanar to screen ‘One-Two-One-Seven’

Press release Shizuko Okazaki’s parents put her and her sister to bed in their Manzanar barracks the night of September 24, 1942. The next morning, the girls awoke to find their mother dead and their father taking his last breaths. Fred Okazaki had murdered his wife Frances, and then committed suicide. Horrified neighbors whisked Shizuko […]

 
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Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

Press release INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a series of special events this weekend in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 75th Anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066, ultimately authorizing […]

 
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Manzanar: Archaeology projects, YouTube channel

Press releases Manzanar’s award-winning public archeology program provides exceptional opportunities to learn about the past and help preserve the site and its stories for the future. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and the 25th anniversary of Manzanar National Historic Site. In recognition of these significant milestones, Manzanar is hosting two […]

 
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​Artist Steve Cavallo holds his portrait of Sam Ono, a 1944 graduate of Manzanar High School. Mr. Cavallo’s show opens May 27, following shows by artist Michi Takemoto and photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr.

Manzanar hosting three art shows for significant milestones

Press release On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the US Army to exclude “any and all persons” from designated areas. While the order did not name a specific group, the Army forcibly removed and incarcerated all Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants in California, western Oregon and Washington, and […]

 
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Record visitation at Manzanar in 2016

NPS press release More than 105,000 people from throughout the United States and around the world visited Manzanar National Historic Site in 2016, topping the previous year’s record of 95,000. From near and far, youth and elders, first-time visitors and Japanese Americans who had been incarcerated, all had a variety of opportunities to connect to […]

 
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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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