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Minidoka Trunk

A traveling digital trunk exhibit explores a teenager’s memories of the WWII War Relocation Authority’s Minidoka concentration camp. This digital interactive kiosk uses artifacts from the Japanese American Museum of Oregon’s permanent collection to tell the story of a teenage girl pulled from her home in the Pacific Northwest and brought to the isolated camp in central Idaho.

The exhibit presents a glimpse of the teenage experience through interaction with artifacts, letters, and images all framed through the lens of personal diary entries. Our main character and her immediate family are fictional in name, but the events, friends, teachers, emotions, and other memories of Minidoka are very real.