Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center

7463742012_79021ebc32_nThe Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is hosting a repository tour!  Details below!

Contact Name: James Rodgers, Project Coordinator or Lucy Capehart, Curator of Exhibits and Collection

Contact Phone: (503) 224-1458

Contact Email: james@oregonnikkei.org or lucy@oregonnikkei.org

Capacity: Capacity limited to 30. Please contact us to sign up in advance.

Description: The term “Nikkei” means Japanese emigrants and their descendants. Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center is the Japanese American history museum in Portland, charged with the preservation and sharing of the history and culture of the Japanese American community. The Legacy Center opened the doors to its current home in September of 2004. The museum now has a larger exhibit space, with exhibits that highlight Issei immigration and early life in Oregon, Nihonmachi (Japantown), and life after Executive Order 9066, including the Portland Assembly Center and contemporary Nikkei life. The Center has expanded storage for archives and historical artifacts, a community room for public meetings and programs, and an improved library. The current location has been made possible through the generosity of Naito Corporation, community contributors, corporate and business donors, and foundation grants.

Directions:

121 NW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR  97209

Via Trimet:

Red/Blue Line to Old Town Chinatown stop and walk two blocks west to museum

Yellow/Green line to NW Couch and 5th and walk three blocks east to museum

From Downtown Portland: North on SW 2ND AVE

Date: Tuesday, July 25th

Time: 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Website: http://oregonnikkei.org/index.htm

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