Manzanar NHS To Host “The Topaz (Utah) Museum and Site” on June 11

The following is an announcement from the National Park Service.


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At 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 11, 2016, the Manzanar National Historic Site will host The Topaz (Utah) Museum and Site, a program about the Topaz concentration camp, that, like Manzanar, was a camp that held more than 11,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

This special program, presented by Friends of Topaz board members Ann Tamaki Dion and author Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of artist Chiura Obata, and author of Topaz Moon and Obata’s Yosemite, is about the new Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah, and the nearby Topaz site, a National Historic Landmark.

You can learn more about the Topaz Museum and site at http://www.topazmuseum.org. Kimi Kodani Hill’s books are available from the Manzanar History Association, http://www.manzanarstore.com.

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Interactive 3D Model Could Revolutionize Real and Virtual Visitor Experience For Manzanar

Editor’s Note: All photographs and video clips below represent the status of the project detailed in the story as of the publication date. They are not intended to represent the final product. As such, they could contain errors, inaccuracies or omissions that will be addressed as work on the project continues. All images and video in this story are © 2012 CyArk. All rights reserved.


A view of the barracks at Manzanar, as it looked in July 1944, in a 3D computerized model.
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LOS ANGELES — The Manzanar National Historic Site’s virtual museum, accessible via their web site, is a treasure trove of information that can be used to learn about Manzanar through the use of text, images, video, slide shows and more.

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