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Anaheim to Present Hirahara Family Exhibit
ANAHEIM, CA - (July 10, 2009) - The City of Anaheim is pleased to present an exhibit showcasing the four generations of the Hirahara family (1909-2009), opening Tuesday, July 14 and running through Oct. 15. The exhibit will be featured at three locations: The Carnegie Library and the Heritage Reading Room at Anaheim's Muzeo, and the Anaheim Downtown Community Center. The Anaheim exhibit will show highlights of the family's Issei and Nisei Generations as well as the Sansei and Yonsei Generations since moving to Anaheim in 1955. Admission is free throughout the duration of the exhibit.

The Hirahara Family collection, "100 Years and Four Generations - Bridging the Past and Present," represents the only four generational family the Anaheim History Room has in its collected works. The exhibit marks the 100th anniversary of Motokichi Hirahara and his family's arrival to the United States from the southern coast of Japan, and their original settlement in Washington state before moving to Anaheim.

The Downtown Community Center is located at 250 E. Center Street (corner of Philadelphia and Center Street). The Muzeo is located at 241 S. Anaheim Blvd. (corner of Anaheim Blvd. and Broadway).

For more information please visit www.anaheim.net.


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