276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
Many people are unaware that Kīlauea Military Camp in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was used as a detainment camp for persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II—one of three locations on Hawai‘i Island where detainees are known to have been held. Dr. Jadelyn Moniz Nakamura, integrated resources manager and archaeologist at HVNP, gives us an informative, poignant account of the arrest and subsequent detention of Japanese Issei (1st-generation immigrants) and Nisei (2nd-generation U.S. citizens) at KMC following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, on two occasions: Monday, June 26, and a “matinée” on the following afternoon, June 27.
Admission to these wonderful programs is free to Museum members, and $3.00 for nonmembers.
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Seating is limited; first come, first seated.
On Monday evenings only, additional parking is available next door at Hilo Union School, Kapiolani St. entrance; park, then walk through our green gate in the rock wall.
On Monday evenings, doors open at 6:30PM. E komo mai!