The Branigan Cultural Center hosts the exhibition Righting a Wrong: Japanese Americans and World War II, January 22 – April 2, 2022. A Smithsonian traveling exhibition – examining the complicated history and impact of Executive Order 9066, following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor – this exhibit was developed by the National Museum of American History. Detailing results of the order, signed by Franklin Roosevelt authorizing the U.S. War Department to designate certain areas as military zones and using them as staging areas to incarcerate nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans, many of whom were born and raised in the United States, the exhibit casts a critical light on a dark moment in American history. A coordinating exhibit titled Bound in New Mexico runs simultaneously at the museum, examining the four camps located in Lordsburg, Santa Fe, Fort Stanton and Old Raton Ranch.
The museum is located at 501 N. Main St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, visit the website, or call 575-541-2154.
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