The debut of the traveling exhibit “Uprooted: Japanese American Farm Labor Camps During World War II” is this week at the Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario, Or! the exhibit, curated by Morgen Young, showcases a history of the Japanese American farm labor camp near Nyssa, Oregon, through the stories of the people who lived and worked in the camp.
The labor camp was the first of its kind organized during World War II. It became operational in May of 1942 and at its peak it held 350 people. Through the exhibit you learn about the camp, Oregon’s plan for the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during the war, and the national need for agricultural laborers, specifically in the sugar beet industry.
For more information about the exhibit, photos, and links to more resources, be sure to view the exhibit website: “Uprooted” Exhibit
Where: Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Avenue
Ontario, OR 97914
When: 09/12/2014 – 12/12/2014
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm and Sat – Sun: 10am – 9pm
And, of course, to learn about OSU’s story in relation to the forced removal and relocation of the Japanese Americans, check out the blog post “OSU’s Japanese American Students During WWII”