This exhibit showcases Manzanar National Historic Site and its collections that tell the often painful story of relocation.

Three distinct eras are represented; Paiute people inhabiting the area of Manzanar from 600 to the early 1900s; the early ranching and farm period of 1860-1930; and the War Relocation Center which confined more than 100,000 Japanese Americans from 1942-1945.

The collections include objects, historic photographs, paintings, and documents that reflect life at Manzanar, a small parcel of high desert in California’s Eastern Sierra region.

Multi-media features include a virtual tour of the site today, slide shows exploring the daily lives of Manzanar internees, and oral history selections from people with personal connections to Manzanar and its stories.