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    Manzanar

    National Historic Site California

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 02/17/2013, 02/18/2013

    Location: Manzanar Interpretive Center Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Manzanar Interpretive Center Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 760-878-2194 x 3310

Please help us spread the word about this special program in honor of the Day of Remembrance, an annual observation of the anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which enabled the forced removal of more than 110,000 United States citizens or residents of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast in 1942.

On May 9, 1942, Toyo Miyatake, his wife Hiro, and their four children arrived at Manzanar. With a lens and film holder hidden in his luggage, Toyo was determined to record camp life. Eventually, he was permitted to open a photo studio and captured thousands of images of the people and place. 

This Spring, Manzanar National Historic Site will be exhibiting 40 images by Toyo Miyatake, in partnership with Eastern California Museum.

At 2 p.m. Sunday, February 17 or 11 a.m. Monday, February 18, join Alan Miyatake, one of Toyo's grandsons, to view Robert Nakamura's award-winning filmlnfinite Shades of Gray, and to hear more about Toyo Miyatake's life and work.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information,
call 760-878-2194 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/manz.

The DVD Infinite Shades of Gray is available online at www.manzanarstore.com.