On Wednesday, February 19th, the Idaho State Museum is partnering with the National Park Service to hold a free film screening of the new NPS documentary “Minidoka: : An American Concentration Camp” in observance of the Day of Remembrance, the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. Friends of Minidoka, an organization committed to education and preserving WWII incarceration experiences, with the National Park Service, will offer a presentation in conjunction with the screening. This event is in connection to the new exhibition at the museum from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II”, which opens to the public on January 25th, and is free during the evening of the screening to guests.
“In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans into 10 isolated war relocation centers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. These temporary, tar paper-covered barracks, the guard towers, and most of the barbed-wire fences are gone now, but the people who spent years of their lives in the centers will never forget them. This is the story of one of those centers: Minidoka.” – Minidoka National Historic Site
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 for free.
Doors open at 5pm for visitors to explore the new exhibition. Program begins at 6pm.
Seating for this event is limited and while this is a free event, guests will need to bring a ticket voucher for admission. Please register and bring the voucher in as your ticket for admission.
This event is SOLD OUT!
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