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Tom Pfannenstiel Retires from Minnesota Historical Society/Historic Fort Snelling

By October 26, 2018April 19th, 2019No Comments

Tom Pfannenstiel (back center) is pictured with (from left) Cheryl Hirata-Dulas, Carolyn Nayematsu, Karen Tanaka Lucas, Sally Sudo and Yuichiro Onishi. (Photo: Twin Cities JACL)

Carolyn Nayematsu, Sally Sudo, Yuichiro Onishi, Karen Tanaka Lucas and Cheryl Hirata-Dulas represented the Twin Cities JACL at the retirement reception for Tom Pfannenstiel, site director of Historical Fort Snelling, at the Minnesota History Center on Oct. 3.

The Twin Cities Education Committee worked closely with Pfannenstiel on co-sponsoring three exhibitions and accompanying programs at the Historic Fort Snelling Visitor Center: “Minnesota’s Secret Weapon: Japanese Americans in the MIS” in 2015, “Gambatte: Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” in 2017 and “Courage and Compassion: Our Shared Story of the Japanese American World War II Experience” this past summer.

—Twin Cities JACL