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The Legacy of Japanese Immigrants in Nebraska

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Speaker: Vickie Schaepler

Location: Norfolk Public Library, Room A

Faced by laws targeting only Asians, Japanese Immigrants began to settle in Nebraska in the early 1900’s. Many came following the railroads but stayed due to opportunities in business and agriculture. They overcame adversity, brought picture brides, and their families thrived. Learn of Laws impacting their lives, the people who would support them and their impact in Nebraska.

Vickie Sakurada Schaepler is the Coordinator of the Japanese Hall and History Project at Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska. Preserving the history of the Japanese in Nebraska through the preservation of a Japanese Hall built in 1928 and moved to the Legacy of the Plains Museum to showcase this history. She is a previous board member of the History Nebraska Board of Trustees, the Buffalo County Historical Society and recently appointed to the Commission on Asian American Affairs in Nebraska.


August 3
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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Norfolk Public Library
308 W. Prospect Ave.
Norfolk, NE 68701 United States
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