The Friends of Minidoka engages in and supports education, research and historic preservation of the WWII incarceration experience. We strive to pass on the history, legacy, and lessons of civil liberties through transforming and inspiring experiences for the general public and those with personal and familial ties to Minidoka. We are committed to working with partners, including the National Park Service, to accomplish these goals.
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Twin Falls, ID 83303
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Minidoka Pilgrimage, June 19-22
More information and online registration for the pilgrimage are now available at:

This year the Friends of Minidoka will host the annual pilgrimage to the Minidoka Internment National Historic Site on June 19-22. The event brings together former incarcerees, their families, students, and educators from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and even Japan.

The pilgrimage offers an opportunity to revisit the place and the history with National Park Service officials and share memories amidst family, friends, supporters. It is a way to honor those who were unjustly incarcerated, to learn more about the experience, and to pass on the legacy so that this type of discrimination and injustice does not happen again.

The Friends of Minidoka will also co-present the ninth annual Civil Liberties Symposium at the College of Southern Idaho, June 19-20 in Twin Falls.
Guard Tower Fundraising
View the Guard Tower Reconstruction Website set up by Boise State University. The entry Guard Tower at Minidoka was one of eight guard towers located around the perimeter of the camp manned by US military police, their guns pointing in at Japanese American captives. The reconstructed entry Guard Tower will offer visitors a window into the physical and emotional experience of those who pass beneath it to enter the camp during itís operation. Read More...
Spring 2013 Newsletter
Our Spring 2013 Newsletter is now available online. The newsletter is being sent by postal mail to members, and by email to all of those who have subscribed to FoM updates.
2013 Taiko Festival
Feb 17, 2013 1:00 PM
Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium

In honor of Japanese American Day of Remembrance, the Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee and Seattle University presented Day of Remembrance Taiko Festival 2013.

This year featured the exhibits "Ancestry is not a Crime: A Tribute to Gordon Hirabayashi" and "My Minidoka" original photographs.
Idaho Supreme Court allows Confined Animal Feedlot Operation (CAFO)
The Friends of Minidoka is extremely disappointed by the Idaho Supreme Courtís decision to uphold the a permit to build a 8,000 head Confined Animal Feedlot Operation (CAFO) near Minidoka. Join the letter writing campaign to the National Park Service and our Congress to get them to take action! Click here for more information and a sample letter.
Minidoka Interlude
Friends of Minidoka has completed another publication of the Minidoka Interlude. The Interlude was a year book of sorts that cataloged events and people at Minidoka. Click here for order form (PDF).