• Boys playing marbles. The boy on the left is Chuck Koyanagi.
  • Sent away from their homes
  • Forced out of business
  • Moved from California to Arkansas
  • Entrance to the Relocation Center
  • The bonds of family
  • Taught by local teachers
  • Life at the Relocation Center
  • Life at the Relocation Center

JOIN US AT THE WW II JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT MUSEUM IN MCGEHEE ON MONDAY, APRIL 16, TO CELEBRATE OUR FIFTH ANNIVERSARY.  PROGRAM AT 1 P.M.

The Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center in Arkansas is largely lost to history.  Between 1942 and 1945, up to 8,000 Japanese Americans were interned at Rohwer—a 500-acre camp surrounded by barbed wire and armed guards.  Although most physical remains have been wiped from the landscape, important stories remain to be shared.

Dedicatory Remarks

Click here for a video of George Takei's remarks at the dedication of interpretive exhibits at the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center in April 2013.

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Museum Tour

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The World War II Japanese American Internment Museum at McGehee focuses on the camps at Rohwer and Jerome. Take a video tour.

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Teacher Workshops and School Tours

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Visit here for information on professional development workshops for teachers and/or to bring school groups to tour this little-known aspect of Arkansas history.

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Videos of Rohwer Today

Take a road trip to visit Rohwer as it exists today

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