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Past Exhibitions

The California Hotel: Hawai'i's Home Away from Home

May 28 - August 28, 2011

This traveling display tells the story of one Las Vegas casino’s special connection to the people of Hawai'i and the unique culture that evolved there through rare photographs, objects, and video.

This display is based on the book by Dennis M. Ogawa and John M. Blink with Mike Gordon. Purchase the book from the Museum Store >>

Developed by the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, the exhibition was sponsored by Hawai'i Air Cargo, Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts, Nippon Golden Network, and Vacations Hawaii.

The Los Angeles presentation is part of the Museum’s Salon Pop Programs.

Salon Pop programs are sponsored by:

Past Events

Sunday, August 14, 2011
1:00 PM

California Hotel and Casino—Reading & Book Signing with Co-Authors Dennis Ogawa and John Blink


Join Dennis Ogawa and John Blink for an insightful discussion about California Hotel and Casino: Hawaii’s Home Away from Home, the book on which the display currently on view at the museum is based.

Available for sale at the Museum Store and at Co-presented with the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i.

Free admission for members of the Japanese Cultual Center of Hawai'i this weekend.



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