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Learning History, Creating Our Future

Learning History, Creating Our Future explores paths to a healthy, peaceful future by learning about the beginnings of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb in NYC. Using research materials and discussions, participants create a Manhattan Project historic sites map.

All classrooms in the Manhattanville Community Center have Hawaii-themed displays. The war between the USA and Japan began with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, followed by the internment of Japanese-Americans, the USA’s development of atomic bombs, and dropping them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This war ended with the Japanese acceptance of the Potsdam Declaration.

Through our classes and our exhibition we learned local history and its connections to the world. We’ll share our information and talk about what we can do to build a sustainable future. We look forward to seeing you!

“Learning History, Creating Our Future” Exhibition
Thursday, July 27 through Thursday, August 24 4-8 pm
Closed on Sundays

Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial
Thursday, August 3 3-5 pm
Origami Workshop

Presentation of Manhattan Project Historic Sites Map
Thursday, August 10 3-5 pm
Peace Walk to Manhattan Project Historic Sites

US Military Bases in Hawaii and Okinawa
Thursday, August 17 3-5 pm
Collaborative Teaching by Regina Corpus and Yasuyo Tanaka Journal from Hawaii by guest speaker Ryoko Hashizume

American Incarceration during World War II
Thursday, August 24 3-5 pm
Zoom presentation by Marge Taniwaki a survivor of Manzanar Internment Camp

Manhattanville Community Center

(212) 491-3377 • 530 W 133rd St, New York, NY 10027

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Jul 27 2023 - Aug 24 2023


closed Sundays
4:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Manhattanville Community Center
530 West 133rd Street, New York, NY

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