Interactive Kiosk at Presidio of S.F. Tells Niseis’ Stories

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SAN FRANCISCO — The National Japanese American Historical Society announces that “Secrets Revealed: The Presidio Project,” an interactive kiosk, is now open at the Visitors Center in the Presidio of San Francisco, 105 Montgomery St., at the bottom of the Main Post parade ground near the corner of Lincoln Boulevard.

Interviews with veterans and former internees can be viewed at the kiosk.

The exhibit reveals untold stories of Nisei former camp internees, including military enlistees, at the historic site of the U.S. Army’s first Military Intelligence Service Language School at the Presidio of San Francisco. This is a special “sneak preview” of more exciting exhibits and programs coming to the new MIS Historic Learning Center (Building 640), scheduled to open in 2013.

For directions and a video preview, click here.

The Visitors Center is open Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached at (415) 561-4323.

Movie Night

NJAHS will present its final Third Thursday Movie Night of the year on Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the NJAHS Peace Gallery, 1684 Post St. in San Francisco’s Japantown.

This month’s offering is “The Manzanar Fishing Club,” the uplifting tale of those who sought and found moments of freedom by temporarily escaping an internment camp to fish the surrounding waters of the famed Eastern Sierra. In the process, they gave new meaning to the old phrase “Gone Fishing.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rachel Inouye at (415) 921-5007.

Information on other NJAHS programs is available at www.njahs.org.

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