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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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ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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