Go For Broke National Education Center
While many history exhibits treat visitors as an audience for passive experiences, Quatrefoil designed the “Defining Courage” permanent exhibition to embrace the social nature of contemporary, younger, tech-savvy visitors, who see themselves as the producers of content as much as consumers.
“Defining Courage” is a participatory storytelling environment. With the Japanese American experience during WWII as a foundation, visitors can dive into a variety of informal learning activities that draw out their own relevant experiences of contemporary issues. Visitors are encouraged to consider how key themes — identity, loyalty, race, and citizenship — are relevant in our lives today. The exhibit involves visitors as active agents who learn by doing and sharing with others.