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Executive Order 9066


  • American History Museum 14th and Constitution Ave., NW Washington DC USA

February 17, 2017 – February 19, 2018

American History Museum
14th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor, East Wing, Small Documents Gallery

February 19, 2017, is the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. This three-page document signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the course of history for a segment of Americans of Japanese ancestry in America, and challenged the constitutional rights of these Americans. The National Museum of American History will commemorate the event through an exhibition marking its anniversary.

Curators are actively reaching out to the Japanese American community to help identify and collect artifacts for this powerful exhibit. These artifacts are crucial in leading the public memory to understand the many narratives of Japanese American imprisonment during WWII.

Download a flyer for more information about the collecting project and how you can help.