Mayor Edwin M. Lee (1952 – 2017)

The National Japanese American Historical Society mourns the sudden loss of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who passed away December 12, 2017. He was 65. We extend our sincere condolences to his wife Anita, two daughters and the entire Lee Family. Condolences also to all San Franciscans who stand together in gratitude that a good man spent…

Pearl Harbor Commemoration

Time: December 9, 2017, 2 – 4PMLocation: Building 640, MIS Historic Learning Center, Presidio of San Francisco (640 Old Mason St San Francisco CA 94129) OVERVIEW We mark the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese imperial forces. We present the little known stories of what happened to permanent residents of…

Veteran’s Day Tribute 11/11/17: GO FOR BROKE! Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra

Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra has performed throughout the Bay Area and the United States at jazz festivals including San Francisco, Chicago, and Monterey; at educational institutions including San Francisco and Long Beach State Universities, multiple campuses of the University of California, and the Universities of Washington (Seattle), Arizona (Tucson), Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and Kentucky (Lexington);…

Never Forgotten – A Nisei Writing Workshop

Tell Your Stories As You Would Like Them Told

This project, funded by National Japanese American Historical Society and a generous grant from the JA Community Foundation, is part of NJAHS’s Senior Legacy Stories engagement Programs

For more information: https://www.njahs.org/events/never-forgotten-nisei-writing-workshop-tell-story-like-told/

Something From Nothing: Exhibition through November 15, 2017

Something from Nothing: Art and Handcrafted Objects from America’s Concentration Camps, on view in Thacher Gallery from August 21 – November 15, 2017. Acknowledgement to Object Donors that make this exhibition possible! Donor Creator Alice and Mori Masaye Seizo Murata Ann Tsuda War Relocation Authority Aya Suyama Aya Suyama Berkeley Buddhist Temple Mineo Matoba Berkeley Buddhist…