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Friday, June 24, 2011

Grant approved for Rohwer camp cemetery

Posted By on Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 2:40 PM

ROHWER CEMETERY: Obelisk to be restored.
  • ROHWER CEMETERY: Tank monument to be restored.
The National Park Service has approved some $400,000 in grants for preservation and historical work related to the Rohwer Relocation Camp in South Arkansas where Americans of Japanese descent where interned during World War II.

A $250,000 grant will go to the continuing work on the "Life Interrupted" project about the Japanese-American experience in Arkansas in World War II. This grant will go to preserve the cemetery at the camp. The project director is Dr. Johanna Miller Lewis, associate dean of the Graduate School at UALR and a public historian who was instrumental in earlier work on the internments and in other projects, including the Central High School National Historic Site. Arkansas State University, the state Historic Preservation Program, the University of Arkansas and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are also partners in the project.

The work will restore two monuments — one an obelisk that is a monument to those who died in Rohwer, the other a tank that honors the 100th Battalion, a storied unit of all Japanese-Americans.

Arkansas State University received more than $93,000 for an interpretive project at the relocation camp that will include information kiosks and an audio tour and the Central Arkansas Library System received $67,000 to preserve and display artwork created by the internees.

The Arkansas projects are part of some $2.9 million in grants around the country related to the internment camps, all discussed here.

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