The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians welcomes a new traveling exhibit to the Daisy’s Place Museum and Program Center in Knoxville. “Japanese American Girl Scouts at Heart Mountain Relocation Camp” tells the story of Girl Scouting at a Japanese relocation camp between August 1942 and November 1945. The exhibit is on loan from the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center.
After Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, many Japanese Americans were uprooted from their homes and relocated to camps across the country. The Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming became home to more than 10,000 of these Japanese Americans. Scouting programs flourished across the country during World War II, even inside the relocation center. The exhibit brings their stories to life.
“We are honored to house the exhibit and share it with the communities we serve,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.
The free exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday at the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ Knoxville Service Center (1567 Downtown West Boulevard) during regular business hours. Please call 1-800-474-1912 for more information.