The Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) will award its Robert Gray Medal to Tom Ikeda. The medal is WSHS’s highest award and recognizes distinguished and long-term contributions to Pacific Northwest history. Ikeda is the founding executive director of Densho, and he is being recognized for his efforts to preserve and share the history of Japanese […]
Japanese Americans remember wartime incarceration
The stories of local Japanese Americans who were incarcerated in Idaho concentration camps during World War II are the subject of a talk by Tom Ikeda, founder and executive director of “Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project,” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Longhouse Cultural Center on the Evergreen campus in Olympia. Admission […]
Bill and Melinda Gates present three nonprofit leaders with $25,000 grants
On Nov. 16, at the Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2011 Celebration, Bill and Melinda Gates recognized the nominees, finalists, and three award-winning Microsoft alumni as 2011 Integral Fellows.
Wise Words from Wise Heritage Keepers
“As Americans we can each draw strength and a sense of identity from our cultures of origin while refusing to be defined or limited by the past.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “A young person can record an oral history interview with an elder in their community, perhaps a grandparent. A good question is […]
May 21: Densho and Wing Luke get grants
Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project and the Wing Luke Memorial Foundation learned that they were being awarded significant grants by the National Park Service.
Nov. 16: Tom Ikeda among the six MAF finalists
Ikeda previously worked as the product group general manager at Microsoft. He has received awards including the Humanities Washington Award, NPower Innovation Award for innovative technology by a nonprofit (Densho), and Washington State Historical Society David Douglas Award (Densho) within the past 5 years.