Cool, fascinating Fourth idea

The featured summer exhibit is Personal Responsibility: The Manzanar Camp Photographs of Toyo Miyatake.

Eastern California Museum Open on July 4

The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be open on Wednesday, the Fourth of July. The Museum will delay opening its doors until after the Independence Day Parade, which starts at 10 a.m., has completed its lap of downtown Independence.

Visitors and residents enjoying the many activities on Independence Day in Independence are invited to make a tour of the air-conditioned museum a part of their day. Besides the museum’s permanent exhibits, the featured summer exhibit is Personal Responsibility: The Camp Photographs of Toyo Miyatake.

The Museum Bookstore has recently undergone a small renovation, and has expanded the number and type of books and gifts for sale.

After the parade delay, the Museum and bookstore will remain open throughout the day until 5 p.m.

The Eastern California Museum is located at 155 N. Grant Street, three blocks west of the historic courthouse in Independence, and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Call the museum at 760-878-0258 for more information, or check the museum Web page at www.inyocounty.us/ecmuseum.

 

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Here ya go
Here ya go
10 years ago
esfotoguy
esfotoguy
10 years ago

Or putting Hitler Mustaches on GW Bush posters and calling republicans nazis…or armed Nation of Islam members threatening whites voters and reporters at polling booths…cmon, do you really wanna go there?

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 years ago

Dear Benett, With all due respect, it has come to my attention that our country has become ideologically divided. Perhaps as severely as in the Civil War era with race once again being at the forefront. You see it from the perspective of certain political factions insistent upon the round… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
10 years ago
Reply to  Just the facts

Drawing parallels between “the Civil War era”, when the country went to war with itself to free its black slaves, and today, when the country has elected a black President to the most powerful office on Earth, is not a “lest we forget” message. It is gross lack of perspective… Read more »

Just the facts
Just the facts
10 years ago

Be very careful on this subject posters. There are forces gathering steam today that would paint you as: “a do-gooder liberal, aka Democrat, aka Bad American, aka Communist, aka Baby-killer, aka Gay-lover” … you know the rest of their monikers. No understanding whatsoever of the live-and-let-live ideology or the deep-seated… Read more »

Benett Kessler
Benett Kessler
10 years ago
Reply to  Just the facts

Dear Just,

You seem to be the only one who brought up these monikers.

Benett Kessler

Trouble
Trouble
10 years ago

Sierragirl- I agree with you of how horrible Manzanar was of our government to create. But I don’t believe anybody still seriously believes they wanted to go there.

John Barton
John Barton
10 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble; I disagree as I have talked to people and relatives of those who were there. The government was not the ones to fear but rather the American citizens at large who hated the “Japs” after Pearl Harbor attack. The camps afforded a safe place for people to go to… Read more »

Jon
Jon
10 years ago
Reply to  John Barton

John, That story line would make sense except AFTER the hysteria died down, the camps remained. In 1943, those who took the loyalty oath were allowed to volunteer for the US Army and take jobs anywhere in the country but the West Coast, and the camps remained. The guards in… Read more »

sierragrl
sierragrl
10 years ago

I definitely want to check out that museum one of these days…so hard to believe that some people around here still deny that japanese people were sent to Manzanar against their will and forced to stay there. A horrible blemish on the face of america that I hope we never… Read more »