Dates: June 9 - September 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Museum Gallery, 401 S. Balsam
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 through a selection of photographs documenting Japanese American farm labor camps near the towns of Nyssa, Oregon and Rupert, Shelley, and Twin Falls, Idaho.