“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 and imprisoned in the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, in the Tujunga neighborhood of Los Angeles, by the Department of Justice during WW II. Photographs, letters, and diaries bring the experience of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and Germans and Japanese extradited from Latin America, to life. The opening reception and presentation is Sunday, June 10, at 10:00 AM. Speakers Nancy Oda, Grace Shimizu, and Larry DiStasi will discuss the Department of Justice internment experience. More information about the exhibit can be found at the National Japanese American Historical Society’s website. More information about the development of Only the Oaks Remain is available under our Events section.