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Women's Museum of California

Preserving the Past, Inspiring the Future

Women of the Issei Generation

Women of the Issei Generation


Exhibit Date:
Friday, April 05 2013 to Sunday, June 02 2013

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The exhibition will describe how and why these women came to America, including the role of “picture marriages”. Issei adapted to Western culture, family life, school and church activities. Some of them owned businesses, held leadership roles, served as midwives, teachers, and community leaders. Information about the effect of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and the subsequent removal of Japanese and Japanese Americans to internment camps will be covered. These, too, are “wonder women!”. This program is offered in partnership with the Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 5 at 5pm

We offer this exhibition in recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May.