Japanese American History Museum
A project of Oregon Nikkei Endowment
NW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97209
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 3 p.m.
$5 adults, $3 students/seniors
free for Friends of Oregon Nikkei Endowment
Sharing and preserving Japanese American history and culture in Portland's Old Town neighborhood, where Japantown once thrived.
(photo courtesy Rich Iwasaki, 2004)
Group tours of the museum and/or the Japanese American Historical Plaza, speaking engagements for classrooms or other community groups, and research appointments at the Legacy Center are available. Learn more on our Education and Resources and Services page.
To schedule or for more information:
News and Events:
Portland Taiko's 25th Anniversary
Open to the public July 18, 2019
Founded in 1994, Portland Taiko blends the tradition of Japanese taiko drumming with a sense of Asian American identity, creativity, and empowerment. Making Waves traces Portland Taiko's 25 years of drumming and community engagement through concert footage, music, video interviews, costumes, posters, programs, and special items.
Preview for Friends of Oregon Nikkei Endowment – Wednesday, July 17, 5-7pm
RSVP by July 14th
First Thursday – August 1, 3-6pm
Free and open to the public
Never Give Up! Educational Package
A new documentary on Oregon's own American hero, Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice, is now available for educational institutions and nonprofit organizations through the Oregon Nikkei Endowment. The Never Give Up! Educational Package includes the feature film, seven special bonus short films, a study guide, and primary sources (historical and legal documents). Visit www.minoruyasuifilm.org to learn more.
Museum in a Suitcase
Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center has developed a teaching aid for use in classroom presentations called Museum in a Suitcase. Our speakers will share the Japanese American experience in Oregon with your students by
bringing exhibits (visual images and artifacts) in a suitcase to your classroom. The exhibits cover the following topics: immigration, life in Portland's Japantown, and the internment story. For more information, contact Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center at 503-224-1458.
Tour our permanent exhibit:
To get involved in these activities, please contact Oregon Nikkei Endowment:
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please call us at 503-224-1458.
July 17, 2019