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History Lecture: Minidoka

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free

Minidoka: 80 Years of Unspoken Memories

Discover the experiences of East Multnomah County residents of Japanese ancestry during World War II, presented by local historian Gwenda McCall. Eighty years ago, eight hundred twenty-nine residents of East Multnomah County were rounded up and moved to Minidoka internment camp “for their own protection”. Two thirds were American citizens. Learn more about their daily lives in the camp and how they were treated when they returned.

Admission is free but will be capped at 150 persons.  Please RSVP to reserve seating for the event by calling (503)661-0347.

Limited event parking is available in the MEWA parking lot, as well as the Gresham Historical Society’s 4th Street lot.

Slightly grainy monochrome photo showing a large group of people of all ages gathered outdoors in front of three simple wood-frame barracks, a dirt road extending through the image to a water tower in the distance.

Group photo of residents of Block 21, Minidoka Internment Camp, published in the “Minidoka Interlude” camp yearbook.

Details

Date:
May 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Gresham History Museum
Phone:
503-661-0347
Email:
info@greshamhistorical.org
Website:
www.greshamhistorical.org

Venue

Metro East Web Academy
50 NW 5th St
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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