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Smithsonian Exhibit On Japanese Internment Camps Features Idaho Artifacts

Minidoka Japanese internment camp laundry
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Women doing laundry in a washtub at the Minidoka Internment Camp near Jerome, Idaho.

During World War II, tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were rounded up and held in camps around the country. One of those internment camps was in south central Idaho. The Minidoka camp housed folks from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. 

Now, a traveling exhibit curated by the Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C. will open to the public this Saturday, Jan. 25 in Boise. Idaho State Museum Director Liz Hobson joins Idaho Matters to talk more about the exhibit.

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!