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Little Lecture at the MacFarland-Hubbard House

May 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 12:00 am

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As children, Shirley Ann Higuchi and her brothers only knew Heart Mountain, Wyoming as the place where their parents met during World War II. But as the Higuchi children grew older, they learned it was where thousands of Japanese Americans, their parents included, were forced into a hastily built concentration camp by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. Only after a serious cancer diagnosis did Shirley’s mother, Setsuko, share her vision for a museum at the site of the former camp, where she had been donating funds and volunteering in secret for many years. After Setsuko’s death, Shirley skeptically accepted an invitation to visit the site, a journey that would forever change her life and introduce her to a part of her mother she never knew. Shirley Ann Higuchi discusses her book "Setsuko's Secret," family and communal history, the legacy of the unlawful imprisonment of over 100,000 American citizens, and a window into the 'camp life' that was rarely revealed to the children of the incarcerated.


May 22, 2022
2:00 pm - 12:00 am
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MacFarland-Hubbard House
1310 Kanawha Blvd E
Charleston, WV 25301-3001 United States
(304) 346-8500


Kyle Warmack
(304) 346-8500

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