Personal Stories of Japanese American Incarceration with Liane Hirabayashi

Wednesday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Live in the Fenimore Auditorium
Admission is free with a recommended donation of $10.
Pre-registration is required, please reserve your ticket online through

Join us at Fenimore Art Museum for a very special program as we explore personal stories of Japanese American incarcerees during World War II. First, learn about some of the people Ansel Adams met and photographed at the American concentration camp at Manzanar in 1943 as featured in our exhibition Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams. Then join Cooperstown area resident Liane Hirabayashi as she discusses how her Japanese American father’s family was affected by incarceration. She will describe the different responses her family members had to incarceration, including one who remained defiant against the government’s orders, and how activism of Japanese Americans continues to this day.

Admission is free with a recommended donation of $10. Pre-registration is required, please reserve your ticket online through

About Liane Hirabayashi
Liane Hirabayashi is the daughter of a French mother and Japanese-American father. She lived overseas for much of her childhood, returning to the US to earn her BA from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Liane spent a dozen years in in the Los Angeles area as a technical writer and trainer before moving to the Cooperstown area 22 years ago. She has an MA in organization development, which has been essential to her success throughout her professional career and as an active volunteer. Currently Liane is a researcher at Bassett Healthcare Network’s New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, is co-president of the League of Women Voters of the Cooperstown area, and recently joined the NAACP.COVID-19 Guidelines: Vaccinated visitors are no longer required to wear face masks either indoors. Un-vaccinated visitors must continue to wear face masks while inside the museum.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm (1h 30′)

Location: Fenimore Auditorium

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