Traveling Exhibit: Contested Histories: Art and Artifacts from the Allen Hendershott Eaton Collection
While conducting research for a book about art and craft objects created by Japanese Americans during World War II, author Allen Hendershott Eaton amassed a significant collection of such camp artifacts. After many years of being in storage and forgotten, the collection was inherited by a family friend of Eaton’s, who in April 2015 decided to put the artifacts up for auction. Japanese American activists and community leaders rallied successfully to stop the sale and ultimately the collection was transferred to the Japanese American National Museum. This traveling exhibit display, by the JANM, includes physical or digital representation of every item in the collection. Please plan to visit the display at the Edgar Joyce Senior Center, at the Upper Deerfield Municipal Complex, on Saturday, July 20, 2019 between 10AM-4PM, prior to the Seabrook Obon Festival. The Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center museum will also being open from 10AM to 3:30PM prior to the Obon Festival. Parking will be in the lot adjacent to the two venues.