Join the Idaho State Museum on Thursday, March 12th, for a special screening of the film Bamboo and Barbed Wire by Idaho filmmaker Karen Day. Afterward, hear about Karen Day’s experience researching and making this feature-length film. Bamboo and Barbed Wire documents the stories of Japanese-Americans incarcerated at the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Jerome County, Idaho.
This event is in connection with the new exhibit at the Museum from the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II, which opens to the public on January 25th, 2020.
Included in the screening and presentation, guests can visit the Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II exhibition presented in the Syringa gallery at the Idaho State Museum.
This event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Doors open at 5pm for visitors to explore the new exhibit. Program begins at 6pm.
Seating for this event is limited. Guests must bring a ticket or voucher for admission, even for free member tickets. Please register and bring the ticket or voucher in when you arrive for the screening.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Museum’s Traveling Trunk program. These trunks extend the Museum experience into classrooms all over the state of Idaho. They contain primary sources for students to engage with, along with three full hours of activities for teachers to facilitate with their students. One of the new trunks to be offered focuses on the history of the Minidoka Camp that was located near Jerome, Idaho.
For more information about the screening, please reach out to the Idaho State Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 208-780-5194.