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“Only the Oaks Remain” exhibit in San Francisco

“Only the Oaks Remain: The story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station” in WW II, is on display from June 9, 2018-January 31, 2019, at 640 Old Mason Street, Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129. Sponsored by the National Japanese American Historical Society, the exhibit tells the true stories of people targeted as dangerous enemy aliens […]

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Ft. Lincoln, ND Civil Liberties Justice Center One Step Closer

The United Tribes Technical College, whose campus encompasses the former Fort Lincoln Internment Camp near Bismarck, North Dakota, has completed a Condition and Feasibility Assessment that provides recommendations to rehabilitate a former hospital and the hospital steward’s quarters for preservation and reuse. The study was funded with a 2013 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites […]

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Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition Receives New Funding

On June 8, 2017, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition was awarded $54,000 by the National Park Service, which administers grants from the Japanese Confinement Sites Grants Program. These funds will be used to continue their work documenting the history of the Detention Station and the people who were held there during WW II. Planning […]

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Friends of Texas Historical Commission Receive NPS Grant

In June 2015, Friends of the Texas Historical Commission received $16,000 from the National Park Service, which administers the Japanese Confinement Sites Grant Program. They will research and document a fading mural that was painted by an internee in the former Department of Justice Seagoville Enemy Alien Detention Station, an internment site used to detain Japanese, […]

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Tuna Canyon Coalition Receives NPS Grant

In June 2015, the San Fernando Valley Japanese Community Center, Pacoima, California, and the Community Center’s Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition received $102,190. from the National Park Service, which administers grants from the Japanese Confinement Sites Grants Program. The grant will fund development of a museum-quality traveling exhibit to tell the story of the former Tuna Canyon […]

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The Society for Historical Archaeology Features Three Presentations on Internment Camps

A conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology held in Seattle, WA during January 7-10, 2015, had three different presentations about WW II internment camps. “Dark Shadows of the Homefront: Crystal City and Internment During World War II,” by Carroll J. Scogin-Brincefield, “Hygiene, Masculinity, and Imprisonment: The Archaeology of Japanese Internees at Idaho’s Kooskia Internment Camp,” […]

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Former Internees See First Screening of “Children of Internment” in Hollywood

Former internees, families, and friends converged at the Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, on January 27, 2014, to see the first screening of the documentary, Children of Internment, by Kristina Wagner and Joe Crump. The documentary examines the Alien Enemy Control Program through interviews with former internees, authors, historians, and children of former camp staff. Newsreel clips, […]

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