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Museum looks at internment camps

Staff Writer
The Apalach Times
The Apalach Times

The Camp Gordon Johnston World War II Museum presents a special exhibit on Japanese-American Internment Camps, until Jan. 31. There is no charge for admission but donations are gladly accepted.

In the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US government ordered the internment of more than 120,000 Japanese Americans. From 1942-45, 10 American Relocation Camps operated in western states, including the best known camp, Manzanar, now a National Historic Site.

The museum’s exhibit about life in these camps, includes video, photographs and even a list of suggested fiction and non-fiction books related to this period.

The museum is directly across from Carrabelle Public Beach Park at 1873 Hwy 98 West. For more info, call 697-8575 or museum@campgordonjohnston.com. Funded in part by the Franklin County Tourist Development Council.