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The Topaz Museum Board received a Japanese American Confinement Sites grant to manufacture and install the permanent exhibits for the Topaz Museum which is located at 55 West Main in Delta, Utah, 16 miles from the original site of Topaz. Photographs, artifacts, and displays depicting the Topaz internment experience will inform and educate visitors. Further, former internees will take comfort in the fact that the hardships they endured will not be forgotten.
Construction on the Topaz Museum began on June 2013 and was finished in May 2014. The museum opened in January 2015 with a show of artwork done in Topaz by internees. In 2017 the full exhibits that have been designed by West Office Exhibition Design in Oakland, CA will be installed. The exhibits will include a 20' x 20' barrack room, an art gallery, displays about camp life, a model of the camp, and text about the Constitutional issues of internment.
Topaz Museum and Education Center Naming Opportunities
Your name, or the name of a loved one, can forever be part of the new Topaz Museum. In recognition of your commitment to the history of Topaz or to honor former internees, we offer these suggested donations. Please consider one of the following permanent naming opportunities in the Topaz Museum as well as your name on our donor wall.
Full Museum $500,000
Museum Lobby and Reception area $250,000
Outside Recreation Hall exhibit $250,000
Education Center Programs $250,000
Art Gallery $150,000
Outside Courtyard $100,000
3-D Camp Model $ 75,000
Major Exhibit Areas $ 50,000
Curator/Collections Area $ 50,000
Orientation Room $ 35,000
Audio Visual Equipment $ 35,000
Executive Suite $ 25,000
Exhibit stations $ 10,000
Capital Campaign $5,000 and up
Remembrance Wall $1000 and up