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The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum will honor Japanese American survivors of WWII incarceration and their families with an Open House Social and Book Signing on Wednesday, March 30th from 2-4pm.

Drop in that afternoon for tea and treats in the Museum Library to see the Museum’s lobby installation, Let It Not Happen Again.

The installation honors the 80th Anniversary of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island in 1942 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and will feature a few materials and photographs from the Museum’s collection about the Exclusion period.

The recently restored original US Army poster instructing Japanese Americans to leave the Island will be on view from March 24 – 30 only. Believed to be the only remaining original copy, the poster is an important and fragile artifact from this period of Island history.

Special guest and local history author of In Defense of Our Neighbors, Mary Woodward, will be on site to autograph books.

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