Monday, September 27th, Noon

Tall Timber: The Nikkei Experience in Washington’s Lumber Industry


Through vintage photographs, oral histories, ephemera and historical documents, “Tall Timber” highlights the story of thousands of Japanese immigrants who worked in Washington’s timber industry prior to World War II. Significant numbers of Japanese, who were dispossessed of both land and opportunity in Japan, immigrated to the Northwest to seek a new destiny. These Nikkei made important contributions to labor and economic growth in Washington, particularly in railroad construction and the lumber industry. Research sponsored by 4Culture. Coffee and tea served. Visit WashingtonHistory.org and click on “State Capital Museum,” then “Events & Programs” for an overview of each lecture.

Cost / Admission
$2 suggested donation

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Location
State Capital Museum
211 SW 21st Ave
Olympia, WA, 98501
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Tags
family, fun, history, photographs, story telling