Virtual Manzanar
Bookmark and Share

Elizabeth Lee
Vice President

CyArk and NPS Previewed a Digital Reconstruction of Manzanar to the Public on July 23, 2012

Virtual Manzanar
Hospital complex at Manzanar, as reconstructed from historic information.
Virtual Manzanar
One of the small gardens located between barracks, as reconstructed from historic information.
Virtual Manzanar
Aerial view of the confinement site's reconstruction, created from historic information.
On the afternoon of Monday, July 23, 2012, I was at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center in Los Angeles, CA. Along with staff from Manzanar National Historic Site, CyArk unveiled its first draft of a digital reconstruction of Manzanar circa 1944. This digital interpretive effort is a part of CyArk's larger Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant project in collaboration with the NPS, Manzanar National Historic Site, the Tule Lake Unit of the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, and the Topaz Museum.

The digital model of the Confinement Site is a work-in-progress. This public viewing was held to invite comments from the public, experts in the history of Manzanar, and former internees.

The Manzanar Committee has provided a full outline of the event and some of the first reactions to the digital reconstruction in their blog.

Below, you can preview the Manzanar digital reconstruction in this video of Merritt Park, one of the internee-created parks within the confinement site.

Add Comment


 Email will not be displayed publicly

Add Comment:

Comments will not display until they are approved by CyArk staff

Enter Security Code:

While we generally try to approve as many comments as possible, any comments that contain profanity, are abusive, or are off topic will not be approved. We do not edit comments to meet approval. All links/urls entered will automatically be formatted to be a clickable link with an ref="nofollow" attribute inserted.

Related Projects

Manzanar War Relocation Center Manzanar War Relocation Center
Topaz Topaz
Tule Lake Tule Lake

Related Articles

Executive Order 9066: 70 years later Executive Order 9066: 70 years later - February 17th, 2012
CyArk and NPS Unveil Preview of Manzanar Digital Reconstruction CyArk and NPS Unveil Preview of Manzanar Digital Reconstruction - July 9th, 2012
Respect and Legacy: CyArk and the Topaz Museum Respect and Legacy: CyArk and the Topaz Museum - November 22nd, 2013


More News

Rosslyn Chapel Educational Content Now Available - August 28th, 2014
Japan selected as fifth & final international site for innovative Scottish Ten - August 11th, 2014
Speaker Preview: CyArk 500 Annual Summit - July 31st, 2014
Justin Barton to chair Technology Center Board - July 29th, 2014
American Students Help Preserve Italian Heritage - July 23rd, 2014