“I Am an American: Japanese Incarceration in a Time of Fear” is on view at Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. in Anaheim, through Nov. 3. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition features personal testimonials, artifacts and memorabilia from Japanese Americans living in Anaheim and Orange County before WWII who were sent to the Poston, Ariz. incarceration camp. Pictured: Baggage used when local Nikkei were sent to camp with only what they could carry. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours available on Monday and Tuesday by making special arrangements. For more information, call (714) 765-6450, email [email protected] or visit www.muzeo.org.
Pictured from left at an unofficial opening on Aug. 24: Deb Vidana, board member, Anaheim High School Alumni Association; Patti Hirahara, Anaheim High School Class of 1973, emcee of “The Poston Experience”; Janet Brown, field representative for Rep. Lou Correa. They were among the participants in “The Poston Experience: Paving the Way for the Next Generation,” an event held at Anaheim High School that morning.
Groups of 15 or more can get 15 percent off the entrance fee by booking as a group tour. To make arrangements, contact Baggio Ardon, guest services manager, at (714) 765-6455 or [email protected] or visit www.muzeo.org/groups-tours/.
Photos by J.K. YAMAMOTO/Rafu Shimpo