Events

Programs are free for Members and included with admission for visitors, unless otherwise noted.

To see a complete listing of the Museum’s programs, visit janm.org/events.

 

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016
11:00 AM—5:00 PM

Uprooted Members Preview Day and Reception

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All JANM members are invited to preview the exhibition Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II before it opens to the public on Tuesday, September 27.

Join us at 2 p.m. for a talk with exhibition curator Morgen Young and James Tanaka, a JANM volunteer whose parents worked at the labor camp in Twin Falls, Idaho, when he was a child. Light reception to follow. RSVP for the program by September 21 to specialevents@janm.org or 213.625.0414, ext. 2222.

Photo: Laborers in sugar beet fields outside of Shelley, Idaho. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073809-E.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:30 AM

Members Only Exhibition Tour: Uprooted

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Join Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II exhibition curator Morgen Young for an exclusive gallery tour.

This tour has reached capacity; no additional reservations can be accepted.

Image: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073759-D.

Saturday, December 17, 2016
2:00 PM

Uprooted Lecture and Panel Discussion

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Exhibition curator Morgen Young will moderate a panel discussion with Nisei James Tanaka, Tohoru Isobe, and Albert Komatsu, who will provide firsthand accounts of living and working in the farm labor camps. Young will also provide insights into the creation of the farm labor program, the national need for sugar beet labor, and Farm Security Administration (FSA) photographer Russell Lee, whose documentation of the camps is featured in Uprooted.

Free with museum admission. RSVPs are recommended using the link below.

Image: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073890-D.

 

Many of the single men and families came to the Rupert, Idaho, camp from Minidoka, Heart Mountain, Manzanar, and Poston. The seasonal leave program drew a mix of people, some with previous agricultural experience and others without. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073890-D.

 

Many of the single men and families came to the Rupert, Idaho, camp from Minidoka, Heart Mountain, Manzanar, and Poston. The seasonal leave program drew a mix of people, some with previous agricultural experience and others without. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073890-D.

 

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