The legacy of the Nisei who served in WWII, both on and off the fields of battle, is found in the values that guided them: gaman (patience), on (honor) and giri (obligation). We find the hero within when we do our best to practice these values in our everyday lives.
Throughout the year we work to preserve and pass down the history and legacy of the Nisei soldiers by developing educational exhibits; hosting talks by community leaders, authors, teachers, and artists; and presenting workshops aimed at inspiring present and future generations to serve their communities and country.
Saturday July 10, 2022 at 1:30pm Boisterous laughter, animated conversation, joyful noise! This series of fun interviews and anecdotes, hosted by Maui storyteller and media personality Kathy Collins, will feature a variety of guests with one thing in common: all have great stories to share. July’s very special guest is Kathy’s mother, Yaemi Yogi...read more
July 30, 2022 | 1:30-2:30pm HST “Border Song: How Popular Songs Shaped Cross-Cultural Identity in the 20th Century.” Dr. Patterson will explore the life and songs of Yamaguchi Yoshiko, Hibari Misora, and Hattori Ryōichi in his talk for the NVMC. Dr. Patrick Patterson is a professor of History at Honolulu Community College, and an Adjunct...read more