Relocation Camp Lecture on North Oregon Coast
(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – There's something serious and something fun brewing at the Cannon Beach History Center this month. A talk on the U.S. government’s relocation camps for Japanese-Americans will happen October 14, while an especially soulful singer/songwriter will entertain locals ten days later on October 24.
John Nakada will speak on Japanese-American internment during WWII at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 PM. The program is free and open to the public.
John Nakada was born to Japanese-American parents in California in 1931. He spent his early life with his family on farms in Southern California, until the time his life changed dramatically: December 7, 1941. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on that day, John and other Japanese-American children experienced ostracism at school. A year later, in 1942, he and his family were told to pack their suitcases and prepare for relocation to the Pomona Assembly Center, where he and his family were held for six months. They were then transferred to “relocation camps” in Wyoming, then Arizona.
After roughly two years away from home, his family was returned to their farm in Azusa, California - possibly because they had six sons serving in the US Army.
John Nakada is now involved with the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center and frequently gives lectures about the Japanese-American experience of internment during the 1940s.
Soulful singer-songwriter Jill Trenholm will entertain listeners at the Cannon Beach History Center on Saturday, October 24 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., as part of the Acoustic Folk! Music Series. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7.
By the age of 18, singer-songwriter Jill Trenholm was awarded a prestigious vocal scholarship to Utah State. For the next three years, her university experience was bursting with opportunities to study music and integrate diverse genres into her own evolving style. Jill played with various bands and by 19 - exhilarated and entertaining at every opportunity - was arrested for singing underage in a bar in Salt Lake City, Utah.
At 20, Jill and her guitar bid Utah State University farewell. They moved on to New York City then Los Angeles. In addition to collaborating with others musically, Jill has spent several years playing coffee shops, small clubs and working as a freelance artist. Inspired by people and events that shape her life, Jill continues to write her heart into lyrical melodies she characterizes as “bohemian folk jazz”. According to Hill Country West, Jill Trenholm is “a truly delightful artist with a unique sound and sly wit.” To sample her music, visit http://www.myspace.com/jilltrenholm.The Cannon Beach History Center is located at the corner of Spruce and Sunset in Cannon Beach. For information, call (503) 436-9301 or visit www.cbhistory.org/events.php.
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