• Mt. Williamson and cemetery monument

    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Public Law 109-441

Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation
Congress established the Japanese American Confinement Sites (JACS) grant program (Public Law 109-441, 16 USC 461) for the preservation and interpretation of U.S. Confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. more...

Did You Know?

Manzanar apple crate label. Courtesy of Eastern California Museum.

Before World War II, Manzanar was an orchard community. The name “Manzanar” is Spanish for apple orchard.