Featured Exhibit

Personal recollections of Japanese Americans returning to the Santa Clara Valley after their release from the camps.

535 North Fifth Street
San Jose, California 95112
Phone (408) 294-3138
FAX (408) 294-1657


JAMsj has incorporated the SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-based Learning Environment) program that combines interactivity,innovative  technology, and lesson plan customization, creating a unique educational environment for students and teachers.

In this program, interactive tablets can be used by school groups that visit the museum. Educational "scavenger hunt" programs can be pre-loaded on to the tablets which can be customizable to the needs of each group or lesson plan. 

Teachers can also allow the students to develop their own questions to share with the classroom. 

You can watch this video to see SMILE in action:

This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Read more...