A FIRST TIME EXHIBITION TO BE HELD FROM FEBRUARY 19 – JUNE 21, 2025
The Brigham City Museum is developing a new exhibition for 2025 about the Japanese and Japanese American pioneers here in Brigham City and Box Elder County. The Japanese community contributed to the success of our area, through the years, and now we would like to tell your story.
To create this locally produced exhibition in cooperation with the University of Utah, Utah State University, the City of Brigham City and the Brigham City Library, we have created a wish list of things that would make this exhibition a unique experience for our visitors and students from area schools.
In addition to helping us build the 2025 exhibit, we hope to use this opportunity to create the foundations of a Japanese American Collection at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History. We’d love to take donations of items, but understand that some items are too precious to part with, except for a short time. For documents and pictures, we can scan them. For objects, just knowing what you are willing to loan will help us with creating this exhibition. Please consider what you might have from your family, and what you might want the Museum to know about for our upcoming research and displays. Based on your interest in partnering with us, the Museum can provide accession and/or loan paperwork and work with you on gathering the items and information:
EXAMPLES OF ITEMS TO SUBMIT
- Anything from employment in Box Elder County (Uniforms, pictures, mementos, pay stub, etc.)
- Anything related to the Japanese American Incarceration
- Crafts and Decorations
- Family heirlooms, i.e., items from domestic life, courtships and weddings, scrapbooks and trophies
- Family Pictures
- Farming objects, signs, crates with personalized labels, maps
- Genealogy charts
- Legal documents of significance
- Military objects and memorabilia
- Pictures of life in Brigham City and Box Elder County
- Religious items
- School Activities
The items we are looking for, to be on display, can be on loan for the period of the exhibition or can be donated to the Brigham City Museum to become part of our Japanese American collection.
Please fill out this form if you would like to have your family’s history represented in this exhibit.