| Overview of Eugene looking west on Franklin Boulevard. Skinner Butte in background, right. c.1927 - Catalog Number: CS287
The following services are provided by the museum:
Museum Special Event Guest Speakers
Hood River’s Unwelcome WWII Veterans and Executive Order 9066
A special event accompanying the “What If Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?”
traveling exhibit will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM at the Lane County Historical
Museum at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Dec 6.
Guest speakers include Linda Tamura, co-curator of the Heroes exhibit and
author of The Hood River Issei (1993) and Nisei Soldiers Break Their Silence
(2012). Linda will address the hometown campaign discouraging Japanese American
veterans’ return after their heroic World War II service even as their families were
incarcerated on American soil. She’ll also tell of ordinary citizens who stepped forward
to demonstrate principles of justice and will promote questions about lessons today.
Researcher and Eugene Japanese American Memorial Committee member
Aimee Yogi will relate the Hood River story to Executive Order 9066 and its
application to registrants in Lane County. County. She will also relate UO
Dean Karl Onthank’s stand against the relocation order.
Refreshments will be served following the presentations.
This special event is co-sponsored by the Eugene Japanese American Memorial
Committee. The “Heroes” traveling exhibit is on loan from the Oregon
Historical Society and will be on display through the end of February.
Photograph at the top of this page: View of two men in fishing boat on McKenzie River. One man nets a fish, the other one is using the oars, c. 1930 - Catalog Number: CS178
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