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History Lecture: Minidoka
May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
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.