Now open through December 8, 2013 at the Chicago History Museum.
In 2011, the US Congress bestowed the country’s highest civilian award, the Congressional Gold Medal, on the Japanese American World War II veterans who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service. These men volunteered to serve their country in battle, despite the government’s forcible detention of thousands of Americans of Japanese ancestry.
Developed by the Smithsonian in collaboration with the National Veterans Network, “American Heroes: Japanese American WWII Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal” will have its only showing in the Midwest at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark Street) now through December 8, 2013. In addition to the Gold Medal itself, the Museum will display a collection of images and artifacts from Chicago-area veterans.
The Legacy Center Archives, formally established in 1999, is the cultural arm of JASC, with over 400 unique collections. The JASC had long maintained a diverse community archive, and as members aged and passed away, large and historically valuable collections were increasingly coming into its possession. The archive documents all facets of Japanese American life from 1890, through the period of World War II internment and on to present day.
Origins of Now: Stories of the Chicago Nikkei Resettlers
Help preserve the history of our community. If you were a Chicago Resettler of any age — whether you were an adult, teen or child when you arrived — the JASC is interested in preserving your story.
For more information on Origins of Now: Stories of the Chicago Nikkei Resettlers, contact Karen Kanemoto of the JASC’s Legacy Center at (773) 275-0097 ext 222.
This program is made possible in part by grants from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.
Holiday Delight is next week
Get a head start on holiday gift shopping.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10 am–4 pm
At the JASC
Lots of vendors will be here. Food favorites will be available for lunch and take-home - Sushi, Chirashi, Beef Teriyaki, Teriburgers, Shoyu Weenies and sweets from community's best bakers! Performances will be offered by Tsukasa Taiko and Fujima Ryu of Chicago. And Santa will make an early appearance!
So come! Bring the kids, family and friends.
November Baby Boomer Series
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is now in effect. Everyone must have health insurance by January 1, 2014. Do you know all the benefits the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will provide for your and your family?
Celebrate the Japanese American Legacy in Chicago.
Help JASC preserve, research, document and exhibit the unique and rich heritage of Japanese Americans. Your donation will fund the continuing development of JASC’s Legacy Center, and make it a living testament to the memory of our forebears.
New upholstery for ADS couches
Portable folding tables (6' or 8' in length)
Heavy duty shredder
60" flat screen TV
Nintendo Wii game system
Microsoft Xbox game system
Colorectal Cancer Screening Study Among Japanese American Families