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Established in 1955, the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society collects and preserves historical material and information relative to Libertyville, Mundelein and surrounding areas in Lake County, Illinois. The 1878 Ansel B. Cook House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the society’s archives and Victorian museum. Please feel free to browse our website to learn more about the society, our events, and ways you can participate in preserving the community's past for future generations!

My Early Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp

April 21, 2014
7pm, Cook Park Library

Long time Libertyville resident Dr. Harold Arai is a survivor of one of the ten US relocation camps created following the initiation of World War II and the execution of Executive Order 9066. His family was uprooted from their secure home in Los Angeles, California and he was incarcerated in a Japanese American Internment Camp at the age of seven for four years. He has carried vivid memories of this early part of his life for over seventy years. Dr. Arai will share these vivid memories of camp life as well as the history and legacy of Executive Order 9066.

Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society
413 N. Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville, IL 60048-2280