March 29, 2013
The following is a press release from the National Park Service.
INDEPENDENCE, CA — Manzanar National Historic Site invites the public to participate in a weekend of special activities surrounding the Manzanar Committee’s 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Visitors are invited to experience art, music, dance, talks, and more. All events are free.
On Friday, April 26, the Friends of Eastern California Museum will host a public reception from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Eastern California Museum. Located at 155 Grant Street in Independence, the museum’s exhibits include Shiro and Mary Nomura’s Manzanar collection, a centennial retrospective on the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Norman Clyde exhibit, and the Anna and O.K. Kelly Gallery of Native American Life. The Eastern California Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (see map below).
Friday and Saturday, the hours of operation for the Manzanar Visitor Center will be extended to 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The center offers extensive exhibits and an award-winning film, as well as special Junior Ranger activities for kids. The Manzanar History Association will host book signings by Manzanar to Mount Whitney: The Life and Times of a Lost Hiker author Hank Umemoto on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the annual Selected Artists from the Henry Fukuhara Annual Alabama Hills and Manzanar Workshop art show and sale, which runs through May 18 (click on image below to download a printable flyer).