Connecting the Pieces: Dialogues on the Amache Archaeology Collection

On display in our Temporary Exhibits area from February through May 2018, visitors had the opportunity to explore the Japanese American incarceration experience through archaeological findings from Colorado.

The objects in this exhibit, recovered during archaeological field work at Amache, encourage dialogue about this history. This exhibit was created by the Denver University (DU) Amache Project, engaging students, scholars, and community members in collaboration to research, interpret and preserve the tangible history of Amache. Colorado’s tenth largest city during World War Two was Amache, a one-mile square incarceration facility surrounded by barbed wire, guard towers, and the scrub of the High Plains. Over the course of three years, over 10,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry lived there, yet their experience is muted in our national discourse.

For more information about this ongoing project, visit their website HERE.

Exhibit organized by the DU Amache Project in collaboration with the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. Funded in part by a State Historical Fund grant from History Colorado.