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A History of the Yamato Colony

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A History of the Yamato Colony

Florida SouthWestern State College’s Department of Humanities, Philosophy, and Fine Arts and Fort Myers Regional Library present a virtual lecture on a History of the Yamato Colony with Deeani Gonzalez of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens to discuss the Yamato Colony, an agricultural society founded by Japanese immigrants to South Florida in 1904. Gonzalez tells of the colony’s founder Jo Sakai and pioneers such as George Morikami, the impact of WWII on Florida’s Japanese American community, and the origins of the Morikami Museum.

On-site attendees can join Gonzalez for an origami workshop from 3:15-4 pm with supplies provided. Virtual attendance registration is available until May 3, 2023. Registration for on-site attendees is suggested but not required.

Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with Florida SouthWestern State College Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the FSW Academic Research Council

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Event Date/time:

May 4 @ 2:00 pm -
May 4 @ 4:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Deeani Gonzalez, Youth and Outreach Coordinator, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens Myriam Mompoint, Professor of Humanities, Florida SouthWestern State College
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Myriam Mompoint
(239) 489-9487

Event Venue:

Fort Myers Regional Library
1651 Lee St.
Fort Myers, 33901 United States
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(239) 489-9487
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