Tag Archives | Manzanar National Historic Site

Manzanar National Historic Site will receive much-needed funding for deferred maintenance.

Manzanar’s Community Archeology Program Receives National Recognition

Manzanar National Historic Site’s Community Archeology Program has received the prestigious 2021 Award for Excellence in Public Archaeology Programming from the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Founded in 1934, the SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members—including professional […]

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MANZANAR FISHING CLUB POSTER: The public is invited to a free screening of “The Manzanar Fishing Club,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, at the Lone Pine Film History Museum. Filmmakers Cory Shiozaki and Richard Imamura will be on hand to discuss the film and take questions.

Virtual Zoom Event: RSVP Now! Preview of Manzanar Fishing Club on Saturday, May 23

When Fishing Meant Freedom: The Manzanar Fishing Club May is Pacific American Heritage Month and in honor of that Manzanar National Historic Site will be hosting its annual “Manzanar Fishing Club” lecture and screening online this year because of the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic and the state’s Stay-At-Home order. Cory Shiozaki, the director and producer […]

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Tenaya Canyon, 2014 ... Photo by Diane Marsden

Updates from Yosemite, Manzanar on government shutdown

News releases Official Information: Yosemite National Park Remains Open on a Limited Basis Operations During Government Shutdown Below is a list of services and facilities that are open or closed. Visitor services may be diminished or areas may be closed due to environmental, public safety, or other unknown factors. We are not be able to […]

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ManzanarPilgrimage 2017/courtesy of Mark Kirchner

Manzanar Committee hosting 49th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a weekend of special events in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 49th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 30thanniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, which provided redress to Japanese Americans though a presidential […]

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Auto Tour Rd then and now/Miyatake NPS

Manzanar’s auto tour road to be closed for paving

Press release Beginning Monday, February 12, Manzanar’s 3.2-mile auto tour road will be closed for paving. The project is expected to last until late April. Visitors can still explore the site on foot and/or drive to the camp cemetery via dirt roads on the north and west boundaries of the site. The current road surface […]

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Wabi Sabi Closing Reception Jan 18 2017

‘Wabi Sabi’ closing reception Sunday at Manzanar

Press release A closing reception will be held for the “Wabi Sabi: Perfection in Imperfection” art exhibit featuring local Inyo County artists at the Manzanar History Assocation Bookstore at Manzanar National Historic Site. The reception will be held on Sunday, January 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The exhibit highlights four Inyo County artists who […]

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Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise to plant trees at Manzanar

Press release  On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise will have a kick-off pear tree-planting ceremony at the Lydston Orchard at Manzanar at 10:00 am. The planting supports Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley’s goal of planting a tree for each member by Earth Day, April 22, 2018. Trees are planted […]

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Irene Button at age 4. NPS/Irene Button Collection)

New exhibit: Button family’s history at Manzanar

Press release Manzanar National Historic Site will hold a public reception for its newest exhibit showcasing 100 years of the Button family’s history at Manzanar. The Button family are members of the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone tribe. The reception will be held on Friday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. inside the Visitor Center. The Button family […]

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Manzanar to screen ‘One-Two-One-Seven’

Press release Shizuko Okazaki’s parents put her and her sister to bed in their Manzanar barracks the night of September 24, 1942. The next morning, the girls awoke to find their mother dead and their father taking his last breaths. Fred Okazaki had murdered his wife Frances, and then committed suicide. Horrified neighbors whisked Shizuko […]

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NPS Manzanar Pilgrimage 2015 flier

Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage this weekend

Press release INDEPENDENCE, CA—Manzanar National Historic Site invites visitors to participate in a series of special events this weekend in conjunction with the Manzanar Committee’s 48th Annual Pilgrimage. All are welcome and the events are free. This year’s Pilgrimage coincides with the 75th Anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 9066, ultimately authorizing […]

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Manzanar: Archaeology projects, YouTube channel

Press releases Manzanar’s award-winning public archeology program provides exceptional opportunities to learn about the past and help preserve the site and its stories for the future. This year marks the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 and the 25th anniversary of Manzanar National Historic Site. In recognition of these significant milestones, Manzanar is hosting two […]

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​Artist Steve Cavallo holds his portrait of Sam Ono, a 1944 graduate of Manzanar High School. Mr. Cavallo’s show opens May 27, following shows by artist Michi Takemoto and photographer Paul Kitagaki, Jr.

Manzanar hosting three art shows for significant milestones

Press release On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the US Army to exclude “any and all persons” from designated areas. While the order did not name a specific group, the Army forcibly removed and incarcerated all Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants in California, western Oregon and Washington, and […]

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