PHOENIX - The New Year has finally arrived and the Arizona Capitol Museum is thrilled to announce a new and incredible addition to their establishment: a traveling exhibit. The museum will be doing is creating a joint exhibition with the Smithsonian Institute called, Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II. All members of the public are encouraged to visit.
The story of the incarceration of Japanese-Americans is brought to life in this informative and important exhibit. For two and a half years, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 was experienced by thousands of people across the US and in Arizona where there were two camps; Poston and the Gila River Relocation Camp. Through documentation of their personal accounts, audiences can understand the multi-faceted event.
With the aid of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the public will have the ability to learn about the infamous event through interesting documents, engaging interactives, photographs, and personal stories. It is in those testaments that themes of prejudice, immigration, heroism, and civil rights can be seen.
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II will run from January 26th until April 7th. To schedule a tour and find additional information, please go to our website or call (602)926-3620.
The museum is located at 1700 W Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 and open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.