43nd Annual Pilgrimage to Manzanar

Annual Manzanar Reception-Independence Chamber of CommerceOn Friday, April 27, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm the Independence Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of the Eastern Californis Museum invites you to the Manzanar Pilgrimage Reception to meet and greet old and new supporters of Manzanar at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant, Independence. The public is invited. Light refreshments […]

GULAG EXHIBIT – Comes To Independence, California!

Manzanar National Historic Site and the Eastern California Museum host “GULAG: Soviet Forced Labor Camps and the Struggle for Freedom”. The exhibit will be on display at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, California. Manzanar Superintendent Tom Leatherman notes, “We are honored to be the only west coast venue for this powerful exhibit. We are delighted once again to partner […]

Press Release: GULAG exhibit in Independence, California

The National Park Service, in a unique partnership with the Gulag Museum at Perm-36, Russia, the International Memorial Society, and Amnesty International USA, is presenting the first exhibition in the United States on the Soviet Gulag. As a part of the National Park Service commitment to civic engagement at Manzanar National Historic Site and other sites, GULAG:Soviet Forced Labor Camps […]

Annual Independence Trout Fishing Derby

The Independence Chamber of Commerce invites visitors, friends and families to come and enjoy Father’s Day weekend with Dad. The trout derby is a “Blind Bogey” event – Sample trout are caught shortly before the event and the secret winning weight is determined. View the 2006 Derby results. Lodging and CampingWe invite you to stay in one our local motels. […]

5th Annual Independence Trout Fishing Derby Results

The Independence Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all visitors, friends and families who came and spent Father’s Day weekend with Dad. Blind Bogey (Cash Prizes) Adult Winners: 1st Place: Henry Oh Palmdale 2nd Place: John Slaughter Independence 3rd Place: Stephanie Thomas Huntington Beach 4th Place: Todd Kennedy Kids Winners: 1st Place: Lucas Mandic Moorpark 2nd Place: Elizabeth Slaughter Independence […]