BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.997@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20060930T000000Z DTEND:20060930T000000Z DESCRIPTION:This is a very unique opportunity for folks to learn from and b e able to talk to some of the great supporters of Manzanar's preservation throughout the years (who stood with the JA community despite local resist ance). This great occasion of bringing these special folks together is in celebration of Ranger Jane Wehrey's collection of insightful oral histori es: "Voices of This Long\, Brown Land." Songbird of Manzanar Mary Nomura is in the book and will be present at the program. The coordinators encou rage folks to bring family/friends who were at camp\, too\, to share their experiences as part of the program. \n\n* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * \nPost Office Box 149 • Independence\, CA • 93526\n\nFor Immediate Release: September 7\, 2006\nContact: Mary Daniel\n Phone: 760-878-2411\n\nManzanar History Association News Release\n\n\nStep into the past with authors\, historians and special guests as they engage you in lively discussions about Owens Valley history\n\nPersonal stories of the Eastern Sierra’s colorful past will be on the program Saturday Se ptember 30 at 7 pm at Manzanar National Historic Site\, when the Manzanar History Association hosts “Remembering This Long Brown Land: Conversati ons on Life and History in the Owens Valley and at Manzanar.” Local res idents as well as visitors are invited to bring to this informal evening t heir own recollections of growing up\, living\, or vacationing amid the re gion’s stunning beauty and often tumultuous history. \n\nSharing their m emories and reflections will be former Inyo County Supervisor Keith Bright \, former Manzanar internee Mary Kageyama Nomura\, long-time Independence resident and civic volunteer Elsie Ivey\, and other present and former Owe ns Valley residents. Also on hand to lend knowledge and insights will be Lone Pine film historian Chris Langley\, local author and historian Jane W ehrey\, and former Eastern California Museum Director William H. Michael. Dr. Arthur Hansen\, professor of history emeritus at California State Uni versity\, Fullerton\, will moderate the discussion. \n\nThis will be a uni que opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and learn more about the history of the valley as told by those who have been part of it. Each of these participants brings to the program his or her own unique perspect ive on the Owens Valley past\, explains program coordinator Jane Wehrey\, and it is through these personal perspectives that history takes on color and meaning. Though we often like to separate the events of history into n eat categories of topic\, time\, and meaning\, in reality\, the past of an y is far more interwoven and complex\, and therefore\, more intriguing. \n \nA short slide presentation will focus on the Owens Valley\, its landscap e\, history\, and people\, and there will be a refreshment time for contin ued story-telling. Author Jane Wehrey will be available to sign copies of her 2006 book\, Voices From This Long Brown Land: Oral Recollections of O wens Valley Lives and Manzanar Pasts. \n\n\n“Remembering This Long Brow n Land: Conversations on Life and History in the Owens Valley and at Manz anar” is on Saturday\, September 30 at 7 pm\, Manzanar National Histori c Site Interpretive Center\; doors open at 6:30. Admission is free and do nations will be accepted. Manzanar is located at 5001 Highway 395\, betwee n Lone Pine and Independence\, CA. For more information call 760-878-2727 or 877-878-2727.\n\n-- END --\n SUMMARY:Great program on Manzanar history at Manzanar - September 30 at 7 p m URL:/en/events/2006/09/30/great-program-on-manzanar-history-at-manzanar---s e/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR