2013 JAHSSD Board of Directors (from left): Joyce Teague, Valerie Abe, Gwen Momita, Sharon Kunugi, Linda Canada (ex officio), Karen Kawasaki-Williams, Craig Ozaki, Yuri Kaneda, Debra Kodama (president), Jeanne Elyea and Mich Himaka. Not pictured: Bill Schairer.

SAN DIEGO — The Japanese American Historical Society of San Diego will hold an open house on Monday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m.

JAHSSD shares space with the San Diego History Center in the Casa de Balboa building in Balboa Park, 149 El Prado.

In addition to a tour of the facilities and refreshments, the reception will include a Day of Remembrance commemoration as Feb. 19 marks the 71st anniversary of Executive Order 9066.

Founded in 1992, JAHSSD recognizes the contributions Japanese Americans have made to the San Diego region by preserving artifacts, photographs, documents and written and oral histories and making them available to the public.

JAHSSD provides educational programs and resources to local schools and universities; presents exhibits and public programs; and participates in community forums and dialogues. With the annual Kansha Award, JAHSSD recognizes special individuals who have made significant contributions to the Nikkei community.

The organization also publishes Footprints, a quarterly publication for our membership, and maintains a website (www.jahssd.org) and Facebook presence.

RSVP by calling (619) 338-8181 or emailing jahssd@sbcglobal.net.

Linda Canada showing JAHSSD photos and paintings currently on display in a section of the San Diego History Center museum.

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  1. This message is for Joyce Teague. Hi, Joyce, this is Dave Givens, now living in Spokane, Washington. While attending SDSU (then only a college) I worked for your father, Fred Nabeta, at the Alpha Beta store on Chase in El Cajon. Fred was the best boss I ever had, and I remember him fondly. He and I sat for hours together, drinking coffee with Bill Watanabe. Fred and I should have been trimming lettuce, of course, but chatting over coffee was much better than work. Fred often spoke about his time at Poston, but without giving many details of the experience. He was never angry or bitter about it, and was always a joy to work with and to be around. At my university, we have an Ansel Adams exhibit featuring Adams’s photos of Manzanar. It brought back so many fun memories of being with your Dad . . .


    Dave G.