Tuna Canyon Detention Station Traveling Exhibit



Only the Oaks Remain commemorates the history of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station. The exhibition features many items that serve to illuminate a largely untold story that goes beyond the more widely-known story of the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans. A highlight is an Honor Wall that bears each detainee’s name.


Only the Oaks Remain is organized by the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising public awareness about the site’s history (at the former Verdugo Hills Golf Course). It is working to develop a permanent Tuna Canyon Detention Station Memorial, which will include a plaque and educational posts installed along a walking path lined with mature oak trees, to further educate future generations.


This project was organized by the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition; funded, in part, by a grant from the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program; and sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center.

ONLY THE OAKS REMAIN Traveling Exhibit is at

Bolton Hall Museum NOW through August 20th, 2017.



Regular Museum Hours


Every Sunday and Tuesday — 1:00 to 4:00 PM



Extended hours for this special exhibit


Four Thursdays: July 27th, August 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2017

6:00 to 8:00 PM


Bolton Hall Museum

10110 Commerce Avenue in Tujunga

Corner of Commerce Avenue and Valmont Street

Street Parking


Free Admission — Suggested donation $3 per person