Only What We Could Carry: The Santa Anita Assembly Center (exhibition)


RG Media Type exhibitions
Title Only What We Could Carry: The Santa Anita Assembly Center
Creators Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum
Interest Level Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12; Adult
Grade Reading Level Adult
Theme Displacement; Injustice
Genre History
Availability Limited availability
Free Web Version No
Has Teaching Aids? No
Geography Arcadia, California
Chronology 1942-1943
Facility Santa Anita [23]

Temporary exhibition at the Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum about the nearby detention facility. Drawing on photographs, objects, and issues of the Santa Anita Pacemaker in the museum's collection, Only What We Could Carry opened in November 2009. The museum also includes the story of the Santa Anita Assembly Center as part of its permanent gallery on the history of Arcadia.

An updated version of the exhibition opened on January 21, 2017 in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the incarceration.

Authored by Brian Niiya, Densho

For More Information

Bell, Alison. "Santa Anita Racetrack Played a Role in WWII Internment." Los Angeles Time, November 8, 2009. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/08/local/me-then8.

Only What We Could Carry: The Santa Anita Assembly Center on City of Arcadia website. http://www.ci.arcadia.ca.us/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=6644.