The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is hosting two exhibits on WW II detention and internment in the area. Only the Oaks Remain: the Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station and The Detention & Internment of Santa Barbarans During WWII opened February 1, 2018 at 136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. On February 22 at 5:30 PM, Sigrid Toye, Ph.D, daughter of a former Tuna Canyon internee, presents “The Road to Tuna Canyon,” an overview of U.S. detention during the two World Wars and discussion of the Tuna Canyon experience relating to the world climate today. On March 28 at 11:00 AM, Historian Jean-Paul de Guzman, Ph.D, presents “The Untold Story of Incarceration and Hysteria in Los Angeles’s Backyard: the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, World War II to the Present.” Call 805-966-1601 for more information or go to sbhistorical.org. More information about the development of Only the Oaks Remain is available under our Events section.
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