Grand Opening of the Japanese Hall


Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska is excited to announce the official grand opening of the Japanese Hall and History Project. The museum will open at 9:00 on Saturday, June 8th, with the Grand Opening Ceremony starting at 10:00 am. After the ceremony, the Japanese Hall will be open to the public. The event will end at 4:00 pm. It is free to the public, including admission into the museum.

There are a lot of great activities for kids of all ages, including: origami, calligraphy, several
games, two dance troupes, Koto performance, medieval martial arts demonstration, Taiko
Drums, and many more.

Since 2015, the Japanese Hall and History Project, with Legacy of the Plains has planned,
relocated and renovated the hall and exhibits including a look at the early Issei migration to the U.S. and to the High Plains; their livelihoods in business and agriculture; coping with racism and prejudice; experiences during WWII and other military operations; cultural, artistic and athletic activities; the current and future state of Japanese Americans in the High Plains. Most items in the exhibits have been donated to the museum by families. These items include heirloom dolls, clothing, dinnerware, books, paper goods, and photographs.

For more information, please contact the museum at (308) 436-1989 or visit our website at