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


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