Special Speaker Event at Lane County Historical Society

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You’re invited to Our Special Event:

 
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. 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 “What If Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?” traveling exhibit is on loan from the Oregon Historical Society and will be on display through the end of February.
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The Lane County Historical Society & Museum endeavors to make Lane County, Oregon history appreciated and enjoyed by the public. The Museum is located at 740 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR next to the Lane County Fairgrounds (Events Center). Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is $5 adults, $3 seniors, $1 youth 15-17, children 14 and under are FREE. For more information call 541-682-4242 or visitwww.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org

When
Saturday 
Dec. 6th, 2014
2:00- 4:00 PM

Where
Lane County Historical Museum
740 W. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402

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