Two-Year Reunion–See Details

Dr. Johanna Miller-Lewis will be the speaker for the two-year “Reunion” celebrating the second anniversary of the World War II Japanese American Interment Museum in McGehee.  Dr. Miller-Lewis provided leadership for “Against Their Will:  The Japanese American Experience in WW II Arkansas,” an exhibit originally produced in 2004 by the Life Interrupted Project as a joint effort by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Master’s in Public History Program and the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. The exhibit is now on permanent display at the McGehee museum. More recently, Dr. Miller-Lewis served as project director for a grant to restore the two primary monuments at the Rohwer Japanese American Cemetery. The project received a 2014 Honorable Mention Award for Preservation through Restoration through the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas.