We are now on the road touring the west coast and anticipate more bookings across the nation. We need money to pay for shipping and insurance between colleges and non profit organizations. Generally, museums pay for shipment between locations.
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The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition (TCDSC) biographies were written by the board, community and family members. We have gained a greater insight to their personal experiences. Sigrid Toye said, “I am now finally able to share my feelings with the universe.”
The mission of the TCDSC is to tell the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others taken from Latin America. We will continue to search for such stores so please contact us so it is preserved for future generations and researchers.
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Board Member June Berk, Chair of the Santa Anita Reunion and Reception Posted May 05, 2017
Many Japanese-Americans who lived through years of imprisonment in camps around the country during World War II still carry with them the scars of their
Sponsored by the Little Landers Historical Society
On October 8, the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition invites all descendants of detainees, friends, and family for a reunion at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello from 11:00. We have been honored to receive a new National Parks grant to record stories with the children of the detainees (who are in their 80’s and 90’s). The traveling exhibit has been well received during its run with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego, Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Manzanar Historic site, Pasadena a Playhouse and now at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. This grant will interview 25 more individuals.
The Grateful Crane Ensemble has produced a special tribute named “Only the Oaks Remain.” A traditional rose ceremony in memory of ancestors will mark this important occasion. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Individual tickets are $75. Contact us at email@example.com or donate online please. Hope you will join us.
Freeway close. Free parking.