Japanese American Traveling Trunk


Japanese American Traveling Trunk
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This traveling trunk program brings the Museum’s Japanese American incarceration program to your campus and a pivotal chapter of history to life for middle and high school students over a 2 week period. 

Through interactive materials including artifact reproductions, lesson plans and hands-on activities, students explore life in a WWII incarceration camp, along with citizenship, constitutionality and redress. To further the learning experience, a 60-minute presentation by a formerly-imprisoned docent may be added for an additional $110.00 fee. Aligns with:

  • 8th & 11th grade History-Social Science California State Content Standards
  • 8th & 12th grade English Language Arts Common Core Standards 

Trunk Only                                           


Trunk + docent*



Through January 17, 2020


March 30, 2020 – January 15, 2021


*Available for middle/junior high and high schools only. Minimum of 2 weeks advance reservations, credit card deposit and in-person pick up/return are required. Program reservations that include a docent subject to docent availability. For questions, please call (916) 654-1729, or send us an email.