Sponsored by Des Chutes Historical Museum and the Oregon Historical Society

“What if Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?”

History Pub at Old St. Francis School

presented by

Linda Tamura, Ph.D.

  • 5:30 pm. doors; 7 p.m. event |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “What if Heroes Were Not Welcome Home?”


Post World War II, the community of Hood River garnered national attention for discrediting Japanese-American war heroes and petitioning to block the return of Japanese-American families to their homes after their detainment in war time internment camps. In the face of this prejudice, ordinary citizens found the courage to rise up and demonstrate principles of justice and decency.

What can history teach us about the true American spirit during extraordinary times?

Two Japanese-American Soldiers With Family

Two Japanese-American Soldiers with Family

Japanese-American Sergeant Meets Officer

Injured Japanese-American Soldier Meets Gen. Eisenhower


About History Pub at Old St. Francis School


Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Des Chutes Historical Museum, the Oregon Encyclopedia, and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local and regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.


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Oregon Encyclopedia Website:

About Linda Tamura, Ph.D.


Linda Tamura is professor of education at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She is the author of The Hood River Issei: An Oral History of Japanese Settlers in Oregon's Hood River Valley.

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