Manzanar is one of 10 sites used by the U.S. government to isolate people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. The Interpretive Center at Manzanar National Historic Site explores this unforgettable chapter in American history through first-person accounts, environmental exhibits, and the incomparable photography of Toyo Miyatake,
Out the window, through a microscope, or in the mirror — patterns surround us.
The forced relocation to Manzanar (and the other 9 War Relocation Centers) was inherently unjust, unconstitutional, and unwarranted. And a complete picture of incarceration isn’t cropped or stopped in 1945–46 either. Rather, it is told by the legacy of lives altered yet well lived.
The exhibit also features the contributions sisters have made in developing California’s church and society.