The WWII Japanese American Internment Museum opened in April 2013 and is housed in the renovated south building of the McGehee Railroad Depot.
The museum is located at 100 South Railroad Street in McGehee, Arkansas. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Sunday and Monday visits are also possible. Please contact the museum for details.) For additional information, please contact the museum directly during business hours at (870) 222-9168.
Visit the Voices of Rohwer page, which includes comments from former Rohwer internees.
Nancy Chikaraishi, associate professor of Architecture at Drury University (Springfield, MO) will feature her artwork at the museum for three months beginning April 16th and ending July 16th. Her parents were internees at Rohwer. Her solo exposition features artwork of the Japanese American struggle in the Camps. A short interview with the artist is posted here:
Museum Resources for Teachers
The World War II Japanese American Internment Museum in McGehee periodically conducts Professional Development Workshops in cooperation with McGehee Schools. Participants travel to the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center site for a more indepth understanding of the camp.
The museum also is developing a lending library of books about the Japanese American experience and would be happy to accept donations!