Launch of Adult Learning Webinar Series
The Museum’s newest live virtual program delivers an unprecedented look into WWII events, the Museum’s collection, and insight from content experts directly to your personal computer. The Adult Learning Webinar Series allows WWII enthusiasts to connect and interact with the Museum, regardless if they live down the street or across the country. Webinar participants access an inside look into the Museum’s latest special exhibits and projects, artifacts and oral histories not on view to visitors, and the stories of military groups from curators, educators and special guests.
Please join us for our two upcoming adult learning webinars this fall and winter.
The Military Achievements and Challenges of Japanese Americans in WWII
with Curator Kimberly Guise
Thursday, September 18th at 12:00pm CT
Join curator Kimberly Guise as she provides an inside look at the 442nd Regimental Combat Team/ 100th Infantry Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service from the Museum’s current special exhibit, From Barbed Wire to Battlefields: Japanese American Experiences in WWII. Participants will have an up close view of artifacts and oral histories from the Museum’s collection that convey both the triumphs and struggles of these 33,000 Japanese Americans who served their country in Europe and the Pacific. Participants will explore the stories of Joseph Takata, the first Japanese American killed in battle, Medic and POW Jimmie Kanaya, and former Senator and Medal of Honor recipient Daniel Inouye.
Caring for Your Own WWII Collection
with Museum Registrar and Assistant Director of Collections and Exhibits Toni Kiser
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 12:00pm CT
Cleaning out your attic as a New Year’s resolution and find some of your relative’s WWII belongings? Join Toni Kiser, Museum Registrar and Assistant Director of Collections and Exhibits, as she points out hazards and provides some easy tips to ensure the protection of these precious materials from generations past. Toni will not only outline the steps to take care of moth-eaten clothing and textiles, but also archival materials, like photographs, newspapers, and letters to preserve your family’s history. Toni will also take questions from participants about any unique or tricky preservation conundrums.
The webinars are free for Museum members and $10 for non-members. All you need to participate is a computer with a high-speed internet connection, so register for one or both programs today!
Post by Chrissy Gregg, Virtual Classroom Coordinator