Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our first 1000+ origami peace cranes….


We made it!  We’ll be turning in our first 1000+ peace cranes on Tuesday night at an event taking place at Smiley Library in Redlands.  (The community is invited to attend. See the invitation which follows.)  We’ll also be providing volunteers to teach attendees how to make the cranes following the presentation.

Thanks to the women, youth women, children,
and yes, young men and dads,
who have all made cranes. 

No we’re not done yet! So keep folding!

You're invited!

In preparation for a Trip to the Manzanar National Historic Site on May 7th, Redlands Sister Cities Assocaiton is hosting  a Presentation on The Harada Family of Riverside,

The Redlands Japanese American Community and the California Peace Crane Project

Tuesday, April 12th

6:30 p.m.


A.K. Smiley Public Library

125 W. Vine St., Redlands

The Redlands Sister Cities Association, along with the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, A.K. Smiley Public Library, and Cal State University, San Bernardino, invites you to a special evening presentation featuring Lynn Voorheis, Museum Curator of Historic Structures, Riverside Metropolitan Museum. The presentation will focus on the story of the Harada family of Riverside from their immigration from Japan at the turn of the century through their WWII experiences and return to Riverside.

Don McCue, Archivist and Head of Special Collections, A.K. Smiley Public Library will provide remarks on the Redlands Japanese American community during WWII.

At the end of this presentation, volunteers will teach everyone how to make origami cranes to add to over 2,000 cranes already made by Redlands residents for the Riverside Metropolitan Museum California Peace Crane project.

We encourage you to join us!

Join the Redlands Sister Cities Association & The Redlands Police Department

On a Trip to Manzanar

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center near Lone Pine, CA was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. The tour of the Manzanar National Historic Site by a Park Ranger includes a 60 minute tour of Block 14 and the Mess Hall, a bus tour of the perimeter road and time for a visit to the Museum and visitor center.

Depart Redlands- 7:30am; Return approx. - 9: pm.

Cost: $50/person. Ticket includes the tour, bus transportation and, a box lunch.

New members receive a $10 discount off Redlands Sister Cities Assoc. membership with ticket purchase.

For more information contact: or Anna Robles @ (909) 792-4977

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