• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

Temporary Exhibits

Community of Courage:


now through late-September 2014


The exhibition Community of Courage; A Japanese American Story was a joint effort by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the University of Washington's Museology Graduate program.The exhibition runs until the end of September.

The exhibit focuses on the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community. This community was the first group of Japanese Americans to be interned shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Visitors will learn about their story and be encouraged to visit the Japanese American memorial located at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. That memorial commemorates those residents who were relocated during WWII.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Sales in Seattle reached twenty five million dollars by 1898

In 1896, a year before the Stampeders travelled through Seattle to the Klondike, the city's total business receipts were $300,000. Within eight months of the S.S. Portland's arrival in August 1897 Seattle businesses generated $25 million.