Start date and time: August 21 2020, 10:00 am
End date and time: August 21 2020, 4:30 pm
Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II
August 21, 2020 through December 2020
The Philomath Museum announces it will host the Smithsonian poster exhibition “Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II” opening August 21, 2020. A closing date has not yet been established. The exhibition examines the complicated history and impact of Executive Order 9066 that led to the incarceration of Japanese Americans following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Embracing themes that are as relevant today as they were 75 years ago, “Righting a Wrong” looks at immigration, prejudice, civil rights, heroism and what it means to be an American. The poster exhibition centers around eight core questions that encourage viewers to engage in a dialogue about how this happened, and could it happen again. The exhibition will also include colorful and diverse kimono from the private collection of Corvallis artist Karen Illman Miller.