Due to the blizzard warning, Sheridan Community Land Trust’s Explore History at The Hub has been postponed and rescheduled for Tuesday, December 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. This program will also stream live online via Zoom.

Between 1910 and 1930, dozens of men, women and children of Japanese descent lived and worked in Sheridan County. Who were they? What did they do while they were here? Why did they leave just as abruptly as they arrived? These questions and more are among those asked and answered by Sheridan County historian Cynde Georgen in her program, “Subjects of the Mikado: Sheridan County’s Japanese Community, 1900-1930.”

Using contemporary newspaper reports, census records, newly discovered family histories and other sources, Georgen shines the light of detailed research on one of the county’s most interesting “disappeared” communities.

This program will also be held live in person the TRVCC in Dayton on Tuesday, December 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

There is no admission fee for these programs.

SCLT will offer an option for people to attend the Dec. 27 program remotely via Zoom. To receive a Zoom link and passcode, please RSVP at https://sheridanclt.org/events/explore-history-the-hub-subjects-of-the-mikado-sheridans-japanese-community-1900-1930/.

The Explore History program offers open conversation for community members to share their memories or historical information about these sites and events. The Explore History program is generously funded by the Next50 Initiative.