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June 9, 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. with presentation at 7:00 p.m.
Moses Lake Museum & Art Center
401 S Balsam
Moses Lake Museum
MUSEUM GALLERY -- OREGON CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION TRAVELING EXHIBIT -- UPROOTED: JAPANESE AMERICAN FARM LABOR CAMPS DURING WORLD WAR II
Friday, June 9
Dates: June 9 – September 8, 2017
Friday, June 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Beverage Service by Camas Cove Cellars
Adult Swim: Fox in the Forest
Opening Night Discount on Gallery Artwork:
10% non-Members, 20% Members
ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE!
Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presentation
The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington
with Mayumi Tsutakawa at 7:00 p.m.
On February 19, 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced removal and incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the West Coast to concentration camps. Between 1942 and 1944, thousands left the camps to work in seasonal farm labor. This exhibit introduces their story.
features a selection of photographs from Russell Lee’s documentation of Japanese American farm labor camps near the towns of Nyssa, Oregon and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho. As a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, Lee captured nearly six hundred images of the Japanese American wartime experience.
is supported, in part, by grants from the National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Preservation Program; the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Fred W. Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation.
Photograph courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection, LC-USF34-073809-E.
Fox in the Forest
Paint a contemporary forest using classic Sumi ink, a perfect scene for a clever fox to hide.
Adult Swim honors the public pool tradition of giving adults a time and space for themselves. Visit the Moses Lake Museum during select gallery receptions to enjoy a night of play for your inner child making simple crafts. Admission and craft activities are free. No-host wine bar courtesy of Camas Cove Cellars. All proceeds from wine tickets and general donations raised during the evening benefit the Family & Education Fund supporting free children’s and family programs and educational resources.
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401 S. Balsam | P.O. Box 1579
Moses Lake, WA 98837 | Ph: (509) 764-3701
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