On February 17, the National Museum of American History will open a year-long exhibit to mark 75 years since Executive Order 9066 authorizing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. On display will be artifacts, photographs and stories collected from Japanese American families. There will also be public programming throughout the year related to this exhibit.
As part of the exhibit and to reflect upon the day Executive Order 9066 was signed, the Museum will host a Day of Remembrance event on February 19 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. National Museum of Japanese American Memorial Foundation's Digital Storytelling Project competition awardees will present video clips, followed by a conversation with a wide range of Nisei, moderated by award-winning filmmaker, author and museum curator Dr. Karen Ishizuka.