Anaheim High School was the center of North Orange County education for this community where they established businesses and a church prior to WWII. Anaheim was attractive for these families to return and rebuild with the City becoming a center for local Japanese American commerce and religion in Orange County.
This 5,000 square foot exhibit will feature personal testimonials, artifacts, and memorabilia as well as give a first-hand look at the Poston, Arizona incarceration camp experience which affected and devastated those in Anaheim and Orange County from 1942 - 1945.
Walkthrough the exhibit and find class photos, luggage, a replica of barracks and more depicting life of the Japanese American families who were affected by incarceration.
AcknowledgmentThis project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.