Through April 19, 2020

During World War II over 16,000 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from the west coast to Gila River Internment Camp, near Chandler, simply because they looked like the enemy. This poignant exhibit demonstrates how the Japanese value gaman, enduring the seemingly impossible with patience and dignity, guided these American citizens, through loss and incarceration in the Arizona desert.  See the photos, hear the stories, read the names of incarcerees, and view the community contributed paper cranes in this transformative exhibition. 

Free Admission

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 1 – 5pm

Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Saturday, May 25th, 2019, repeats every day until Saturday, April 18, 2020 — all day


Chandler Museum

300 S. Chandler Village Dr.
Chandler, AZ 85226