Manzanar National Historic Site’s Public Archeology Program

Manzanar National Historic Site 5001 Highway 395, Independence

Manzanar National Historic Site News Release For Immediate Release: February 10, 2022 Contact: Phone: 760-878-2194, ext. 3305   PUBLIC ARCHEOLOGY IS BACK AT MANZANAR THREE VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN 2022 INDEPENDENCE, CA — After a pandemic-necessitated hiatus, Manzanar National Historic Site’s award-winning public archeology program is returning with three projects this year. On March 24-29, May 27-31, and September 2-6, volunteers will have the opportunity to assist the National Park Service in uncovering and preserving Manzanar’s Hospital area, the Children’s Village orphanage, and the Administration and Staff Housing area. Work at the Hospital will include rebuilding a collapsed rock wall, removing brush and dead trees, clearing flood deposits, resetting building footers, and excavating landscaping features. At Children’s Village, volunteers will rebuild rustic wood fences, expose building footers, and clear brush [...]