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Empty Chair Memorial earns national honor

...welcomed and supported post-internment, and that support continued as friends like Karleen and Roger Grummett and Margie Alstead Shackelford pushed to have a memorial created. They were joined by many others who wanted to remember that history...
Coffee & Collections: 'A Dialogue with the Empty Chair Movers & Shakers'

...30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the museum, located at 4th and Main Streets. This is a free event.Mary Tanaka Abo, Margie Alstead Shackelford, Karleen Alstead Grummett and other members of the Empty Chair Committee will share the back story of...
Full hearts welcome Empty Chair memorial

...or sent from across the country and Canada."It's grown a great deal from our original conception," organizer Margie Alstead Shackelford said.From humble initial plans, not only did the memorial itself grow into something larger and more...
Museum event teaches art of paper crane folding

...Japanese Americans who were sent to internment camps during World War II.Another organizer of the Empty Chair Project, Margie Alstead Shackelford, said in July 2013 that the 1,000 paper cranes for the dedication ceremony "are symbols of respect...
Moving forward with looking back

...War II is moving forward. Since the initial article (, the committee, led by head Margie Alstead Shackelford, has made significant progress toward completion of the project, inspired by committee member Mary Tanaka...
Expatriate Alaskans meet in Seattle for small-town reunion

...neighborhood dogs, whose younger brother always used to tag along, and being kissed in the coat closet in fourth grade. Margie Alstead dragged out prepubescent memories of Maher in Girl Scouts and Rainbow Girls. "We like the surprise of the picnic...
The Empty Chair Project receives grant for $80,000

Margie Alstead Shackelford sent word of good news for the Empty Chair Project last week. The group had received word they would receive a National...


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