California Museum Commemorates 75th Anniversary of EO 9066

Japanese American community gathering at Nichiren Buddhist Church, 220 P St., Sacramento, in April 1934. (Photo courtesy of Rev. Kenjo Igarashi)

SACRAMENTO — The California Museum is presenting a series of new exhibits and public programming to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066.

Signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the order proclaimed California, Oregon and Washington military zones and led to the forced removal of 120,000 Japanese Americans to incarceration camps for the duration of World War II.

Building upon the museum’s programs on the history of Japanese American incarceration first launched in 2000, expanded programming including two new exhibits, two educational programs and two special events will be offered through June 30, 2017.