One Camp, Ten Thousand Lives; One Camp, Ten Thousand Stories

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II.

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People in visitor center reading exhibit

Layers of History

This land has been a War Relocation Center, an apple farming community, a cattle ranch, and home of the Owens Valley Paiute.

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Takahashi bird pin

Virtual Museum Exhibit

Explore the Manzanar NHS "Virtual Museum" which highlights more than 200 artifacts, documents and photographs from its muesum collection.

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Manzanar History Association bookstore

Manzanar History Association bookstore

The Manzanar store features a wide selection of books, DVDs, art prints, posters, T-shirts, gift items and more. Purchases now available online.

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volunteers working at an archeological dig

Volunteers

Volunteers help the National Park Service meet our national mission. They have made great contributions in every division at Manzanar. You can too.

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Educator Resources Box

Educator Resources Box

The Educator Resources Box is designed to inspire teachers to utilize Manzanar NHS in teaching history, language arts, math, and art.

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Junior Ranger

Junior Ranger

Visit Manzanar National Historic Site and become a Junior Ranger. You can also become a National Park Service WebRanger. Have fun.

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Civil War to Civil Rights - Trading Cards

Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards

Kids! Looking for a fun and educational way to learn about America's Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement?

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