2020 Virtual Manzanar Pilgrimage – WATCH HERE

For 2020, given the stay-at-home and social/physical distancing requirements throughout the country due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the traditional 51st Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, where thousands of people gather at the Manzanar National Historic Site on the last Saturday in April, was cancelled. That is, the traditional Manzanar Pilgrimage has been cancelled. As such, the... Continue Reading →

Manzanar National Historic Site Closes Visitor Center, Block 14 Structures Due To COVID-19 Virus-Related Precautions

The following is a press release from the National Park Service. MANZANAR NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE is modifying operations to implement latest health guidance. INDEPENDENCE, CA — Manzanar National Historic Site is taking proactive steps to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local and state authorities... Continue Reading →

Skeletal Remains Found Near Mt. Williamson In Inyo County Positively Identified as Former Manzanar Incarceree Giichi Matsumura

The following is a joint press release from the Manzanar National Historic Site and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office. INYO COUNTY, CA — On October 7, 2019, two hikers discovered human remains near the far side of the “Williamson Bowl,” above the sixth lake on Mount Williamson. Several attempts were made to recover the remains;... Continue Reading →

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