Private Tour of a new exhibit:
Saturday, July 22nd at 11:00am
"Only the Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Station"
Bolton Hall - 10110 Commerce Ave.
Meet on the north lawn of Bolton Hall (behind the building)
A portion of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station, showing barbed wire fence and armed watchtowers.
This is Verdugo Hills Golf Course today.
Today's Verdugo Hills Golf Course was the site of one of the great tragedies of WWII, an internment camp for Japanese, Germans and Italians. A traveling museum exhibit has just opened at Bolton Hall in Tujunga. The Historical Society has been invited for a private tour of the exhibit. The exhibit features rare historical photos, compelling stories of the prisoners, plus dioramas and 3D animations of the camp.
We'll have two special guests to guide us through the tour. Lloyd Hitt is the former president of the Little Landers Historical Society and a founding member of the group working to memorialize Tuna Canyon Detention Station. Diane Tanouye is the granddaughter of one of the men who was imprisoned at Tuna Camp for several months for the crime of being on the board of directors of a Japanese-American youth athletics group. While he was held by the US government, his son fought courageously in Italy, winning the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Saturday, July 22nd, 11am. Meet on the north lawn of Bolton Hall (behind the building).
Bolton Hall is located at 10110 Commerce Ave. (at the intersection of Commerce and Valmont). Park on the street.