Activities

Connect with the exhibition using your mobile device and Facebook!

Simply click on the link below or go to Facebook and search for American Tapestry, “like” the page, and you’re ready to participate.

  • Browse “Objects in Exhibition” under the Photos tab and leave comments.
  • View videos and resources under Links.
  • Check in to see what new Events are coming up.
  • Leave us a comment on our Wall.
  • Bookmark and share this resource with your friends.

We hope that this exhibition can generate a dialogue that will serve as a catalyst for understanding the complex issues of our diverse society, and in doing so, we can all become active participants in the making and strengthening of our American Tapestry.

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Tours of the Museum’s Historic Building

As the 25th object in American Tapestry and the Museum’s largest artifact, the Historic Building, formerly the Los Angeles Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple will be available to view at select times during the exhibition.

Guided tours are available Tuesday–Friday at 1:00 pm and Saturday–Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Meet at the information desk in the Museum lobby.

Guide by Cell

Enhance your exhibition visit with the FREE audio cell phone tour (no cost except your cell phone minutes). Hear information and commentary about objects in American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection. Hang up and call back as often as you’d like before, during, and after your visit. The Cell Phone Audio Tour Guide will be accessible through April 17, 2011.

It’s easy to use:

  1. Dial 213.455.2924
  2. Look for the cell phone logo (logo) on labels or use the prompt numbers below
  3. Enter the prompt number followed by the # sign to access information

Prompt List

Prompt 1: Interview with Momo Nagano from April, 2000 about American Families. Audio courtesy of Southern California Public Radio.

Prompt 2: Gordon Hirabayashi’s 1942 diary written in King County Jail in Seattle, Washington after challenging the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066. Read by James Hirabayashi.