Explore the possibilities that are unleashed when people, cultures, and institutions dream in tandem. This exhibition interweaves historical American and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. Get your timed ticket in advance.
Incorporating hundreds of objects, documents, and photographs from JANM’s collection, this exhibition chronicles Japanese American history, beginning in the late 1800s with the early days of the Issei (first generation) pioneers and continuing through the World War II incarceration, post-war resettlement, and the redress movement. Timed, advance tickets are required. No walk-ins admitted. 11 a.m. […]
Join us for this intergenerational conversation on racial injustice and reconciliation surrounding George Takei’s graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, which tells the story of Takei’s imprisonment in a WWII Japanese American concentration camp. June Berk, a former WWII incarceree and Japanese American National Museum volunteer will be interviewed by Abbi-Hope Jihye Park and Abigail […]
What are the responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship in our republic? Do we all have the same rights as citizens? Do we all view citizenship the same way? Watch a panel discussion between prominent voices in national affairs as they examine American citizenship. Panelists Cora Masters Barry, Founder and CEO of the Recreation Wish List […]
The History Center examines the bold experiment to create a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people” in its dynamic online exhibition, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith. Developed in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), the exhibit showcases […]
A resource developed in partnership with the Library of Congress, asks should the United States accept refugees? Since its earliest days as part of the United States, Iowa has a long history of being a destination for those from other countries to find a new home. Such newcomers are called immigrants. A special class of […]
This program addresses immigration to Iowa in the 19th and 20th centuries with Jeff Bremer, associate professor of history from Iowa State University.