Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Utah’s Topaz Museum receives nearly $500K

The new Topaz Museum in Delta will get a $497,186 grant from the National Park Service as part of the agency’s effort to preserve and interpret the World War II-era confinement of Japanese Americans. The Park Service recently announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million, including one to help the Topaz board build and install exhibits for the museum and education center. The Topaz Museum is in Delta, 16 miles southeast of the Topaz Internment Camp where more than 11,000 Japanese Americans were held behind barbed wire during World War II. Salt Lake Tribune