Christy Wallover

Christy Wallover is a project assistant in Armed Forces History and a graduate of The George Washington University Museum Studies program. 

Updated June 2014 

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A card, a pin, and a painting: Crafts from Japanese American internment camps

As part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Project Assistant of the National Museum of American History Christy Wallover shares three meaningful objects from the museum’s World War II Japanese American Internment Era Collection. Many more of these objects will soon be available in an online group thanks to Christy’s work.

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, close to 120,000 Japanese Americans were forced out of their homes and into internment camps established by the U.S. government, which was fearful of spies undermining the nation’s defense. Creating arts and crafts quickly became a coping ...

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