The World War II Japanese American Internment Museum periodically offers professional development workshops for teachers in cooperation with McGehee Schools. Participants travel to the Rohwer Japanese American Relocation Center site for a more indepth understanding of the camp and receive three hours of professional development credit. Contact the museum for the next scheduled workshops.
The museum also is developing a lending library of books about the Japanese American experience and would be happy to accept donations!
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 Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, please contact the museum directly during business hours at (870) 222-9168. Admission is $5. Children under 12, along with college and school groups, are free.
The museum occasionally hosts special exhibits, with the inaugural exhibit featuring thee artwork of Nancy Chikaraishi, associate professor of Architecture at Drury University (Springfield, MO). Her parents were internees at Rohwer. Her solo exposition featured artwork of the Japanese American struggle in the camps. A short interview with the artist is posted here: