Talk: Japanese Detainment on Hawaii Island

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Destination Hilo (MB) No Comments

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Dr. Jadelyn Moniz Nakamura, integrated resources manager and archaeologist at HVNP, will be giving an informative, poignant account of the arrest and subsequent detention of Japanese Issei (first-generation immigrants) and Nisei (second-generation U.S. citizens) at KMC following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, on two occasions—Monday evening, June 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and again the following afternoon, Tuesday, June 27, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m!

Many people are unaware that Kilauea Military Camp in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was used as a detainment camp for persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II—one of three locations on Hawai‘i Island where detainees are known to have been held!

The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i. Located in historic downtown Hilo at 276 Haili Street, the Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call (808) 935-5021 or visit www.lymanmuseum.org.

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