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A Collaboration Between the Japanese American Museum of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center Has Received a $25,000 Award

A Collaboration Between the Japanese American Museum of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center Has Received a $25,000 Award

Willamette Week, April 12, 2022

A Collaboration Between the Japanese American Museum of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center Has Received a $25,000 Award

The Japanese American Museum of Oregon and the Architectural Heritage Center have received a $25,000 award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The award will benefit a collaborative project chronicling the history of Japanese Americans in Portland during the 20th century.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Architectural Heritage Center on this project,” said Mark Takiguchi, interim deputy director of the Japanese American Museum of Oregon, in an emailed newsletter. “This resource will be an integral part of our Remembering and Reimagining Nihonmachi (Japantown) Program, which highlights the rich history and stories of an erased Portland community alongside current efforts to revitalize the neighborhood.”

The project will combine an interactive digital storytelling map with walking tours, which will highlight underrecognized commercial, civic and cultural sites associated with the Japanese community.