The Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, "Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II/' opens at the Stearns History Museum. The exhibition examines the complicated history and impact of Executive Order 9066, the reaction of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, that directed the incarceration of Japanese Americans into camps for the remainder of the war.
Embracing themes that are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago, "Righting a Wrong" looks at immigration, prejudice, civil rights, heroism, and what it means to be an American. It delves into the difficult subject through historical images, personal stories, and objects from those incarcerated at the camps.
"Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II" was developed by the National Museum of American History and adapted for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The national tour received federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, the Terasaki Family Foundation, and C. L. Ehn & Ginger Lew. It will be on display through January 5, 2020, at the Stearns History Museum.
Museum admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-17 with a family cap of $17. Museum members and children ages 4 and younger are free. Membership packages are available for purchase.
For more membership or event information, contact the Stearns History Museum at (320) 253-8424 or check out the website at www.steams-museum.org.