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The 21st Century Museum: Significant artifacts selected by Japanese American National Museum Volunteers

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Lee Hayashi - Picture Bride Photo

Lee Hayashi is a Wednesday Group Tour Docent at the museum. He chose a photograph of picture brides arriving in the United States. The photo is very important for Lee. When he leads student tours, he uses it to relate the story of how his grandmother came to America as a picture bride in 1909, and the legacy that his grandparents have left through their descendants.

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The 21st Century Museum: Lee Hayashi - Picture Bride Photo
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In the summer of 2010, Japanese American National Museum volunteers created 30-second digital video shorts sharing their personal stories related to artifacts from the exhibition Common Ground: The Heart of Community. ... More »


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