Wing Luke Museum receives grant to preserve stories of World War II veterans and internees

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Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience received a $170,833 grant for its “Honoring a Legacy, Forging a Future: Preserving the Stories and Collections of World War II Veterans and Internees” project, from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. The national 4-year-old grant program, established to protect U.S. confinement sites where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II, serves organizations working to preserve the history and memory of the experience.

Other local grantees include Washington State University’s “Enhancing Access to Heart Mountain Collections,” which will help preserve a collection of photographs and history of experiences at Heart Mountain, along with developing an undergraduate course curriculum surrounding this collection, and to Densho, a Japanese American non-profit, which has archived more than 800 hours of interviews and 10,700 historical images of Japanese American incarceration. (end)

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