Artifact Donations

Suitcases and kimono on display at the Amache Museum. Photo by Terri Holden. Amache survivor Bill Sueoka reading quotes from his mother in the Amache Museum. Photo by Kirsten Leong.
Many artifacts in the Amache Museum were donated from families incarcerated at Amache. We would be happy to work with you to determine whether we can accommodate your items.

In addition, the Amache Preservation Society is in the process of furnishing the move-in room of the barrack to reflect what it was like in 1942 the first day that families moved in. We are now looking for a pump-up fire extinguisher to have a complete move-in room in the barrack.

We are also looking for historic photographs of Block 11F, in particular the Recreation Building. We currently only have half of the Rec Building, so the project architect will need help to reconstruct it based on photographs or other personal records. If you have any of these please share them! We can digitize and return them with you, if desired.

Please contact the Amache Preservation Society at amache@usa.com if you have a ca. 1940s pump up fire extinguisher, photos of the Rec Building from Block 11F, or other items you would like to donate or share.