The groundwork is being laid for the national campaign to raise the funds necessary. In the future, the Learning Center will house a visual archive of the rare MIS object collection that both the public and University researcher can access on-line. Ideas are being sought for both online and onsite interactive exhibits, teaching plans and tools, tours, programs, events, debates, and celebrations.
As coming generations face an increasingly globalized world in which language and culture is key to peace and security, opportunity and prosperity, many will find valuable lessons of the MIS Japanese American experience as touchstones of their learning.
Connected to the Interpretive Center’s mission and location are two other works-in-progress: an effort by the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation to preserve the stories of Immigration at this historic site, and the Pacific Coast Immigration Museum to interpret the unique experience of Americans who came to the West Coast from Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin America and other regions.