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Creating Connections Lecture Series | Power of Artifacts of Incarceration: The Japanese American Experience with Noriko Sanefuji

Thursday, February 29, 2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: The Rockwell Museum

Open to the public | Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5 | Advance registration encouraged 

Join us for a special evening with Noriko Sanefuji as she delves into Japanese American history through the lens of powerful artifacts.  

Guests will also have an opportunity to view the Museum’s special exhibition, Resilience—A Sansei Sense of Legacy, an exhibition of eight artists whose work reflects on the effect of Executive Order 9066 as it resonates from generation to generation. 

Noriko Sanefuji is a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Her areas of focus are Japanese American history and culture and Asian Pacific Americans. Over the fifteen years at the Smithsonian, she has worked on the preservation of Asian Pacific American history and culture, organizing relevant public programs and the collection of artifacts. She is the co-curator of “Righting a Wrong: the Japanese American Experience in World War II” (2017). Other exhibits include traveling SITES exhibition on “Righting a Wrong: the Japanese American Experience in World War II” (2019); “Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the Japanese American Nisei Soldiers of World War II” (2014); Sweet and Sour: The Americanization of the Chinese Restaurant” (2010); “Creating Hawai’i” (2009); “Barriers to Bridges: Asian American Immigration” (2008). She worked on various capacities such as curator, researcher, educator program producer and docent coordinator. She has been producing Museum’s Day of Remembrance program for the last 10 plus year. 

Exclusive Opportunity for Silver Dollar Society Members 

The Rockwell Museum is pleased to offer post-lecture Silver Dollar Society dining experiences with Smithsonian speakers following the February and March lectures! Members of the Silver Dollar Society are invited to join us for a reception featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and light meal stations on the Museum’s second floor. 

Space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by selecting the Lecture + Dinner option in the check-out cart. Registration for this reception is required by 5 p.m. February 20. 

Portrait of Noriko Sanefuji

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