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11/13/2010

Free today: Japanese American National Museum

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Wohoo, Target Family Saturdays! Get free admission to the Japanese American National Museum today. If you're in a crafty mood, join in the workshops and learn how to fold an origami turkey. That'll be a good centerpiece for Thanksgiving, don't you think?


The museum will also be opening, American Tapestry: 25 Stories from the Collection, in celebration of the museum's 25th anniversary. According to their site, it is "a selection of artifacts, artwork, photographs, oral histories, and more—some of which have never been seen by the public." On view are a set of marbles found in the barren desert, a diary of a 19-year-old soldier and an American flag from the World Trade Center on 9/11.

It goes on to say quite eloquently: "American Tapestry presents an intimate look into an ethnic community. At the same time, it celebrates the lives of everyday individual Americans who embody the 'We' in 'We the People' in the U.S. Constitution. In a democracy, every person counts. The colorful diversity of cultures, peoples, and points of view is what we see today as an American Tapestry."

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Los Angeles, California 90012
Phone: (213) 625-0414

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