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

Creators: Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum


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
Media Details
Date Opened 2009-11-07
Date Closed 2010-01-16
Institution Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum
Location Ruth and Charles Gilb Arcadia Historical Museum, Arcadia, CA
Curator Dana Dunn
For More Information

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 .