It has been a long road traveled, but we are finally ready to celebrate the opening of the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) Historic Learning Center (Bldg. 640 - 640 Mason Street., San Francisco, CA, 94129). The opening ceremony will be held at the MIS Historic Learning Center (Bldg. 640) along Crissy Field, near Sports Basement. The luncheon will be held at the Observation Post located in the Presidio near the Main Post (noon).
Indeed, it has been a longer number of years - when sixty US Army soldiers, mainly Japanese American Nisei, were secretly recruited to start a military intelligence language school. The survivors of this "first class" are now but a few, but their legacy and stories of valor will be embodied forever at the MIS Center.
At the ceremony, speakers will pay tribute to these Japanese American Nisei veterans, and will undoubtedly recognize the significance of the MIS Center as an educational center linking the MIS story to the broader Japanese American historical experience.
If you are coming in from out of town, we have a special room rate at Hotel Kabuki, located in San Francisco's Japantown. Click HERE to reserve a room.
The MIS Historic Learning Center (Bldg. 640) will be open on Monday, November 11, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM.
Center Admission Cost:
Current Members, Veterans and Children Under 12 - FREE
General Admission - $10.00
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
We encourage you to park at the Main Post Parking Lot (closest to Main Parade Fairgrounds). Parking will be free that day. Look for volunteer with a flag, this is where you can pick up the PresidiGo Shuttle. The PresidiGo Shuttle will take you from the Main Post Parking Lot to Bldg. 640). If you are attending the luncheon, there will be a shuttle available.
There are 4 metered parking spaces in front of the Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center (Bldg. 640) and 1 handicap space.
There is parking at Sports Basement (.3 mi walk from Sports Basement to Bldg. 640).
If you are attending the luncheon, there is a parking lot at the Observation Post. Parking will be free - Veteran's Day holiday.
We will be providing a shuttle service on Monday, November 11, 2013. The shuttle will pick up in Japantown, to Bldg. 640.
If you are intrested in taking the shuttle, please note that the the shuttle will be running every hour. The first shuttle will pick up on Post and Buchanan St. at 7 AM. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour for the shuttle to make a trip from Japantown, to the Presidio, and back to Japantown. Please sign up for the shuttle time you prefer (limited to 45 passengers).
From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, the shuttle will only run from Bldg. 640 to the Observation Post.
Cost will be $5.00 (+tax)/person - all day use
- Please call (415) 921-5007 to reserve a seat on the shuttle.
Where and When will the luncheon be?
The luncheon will be at the Observation Post (211 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94129), located near the Main Post in the Presdio of San Francisco.
Cost of luncheon is $80/per person
Luncheon will start at noon
- We will run a shuttle to and from Bldg. 640 to the Observation Post
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
National Japanese American Historical Society
Rachel Inouye, Program Coordinator
phone: (415) 921-5007 ext. 106
Can I change or cancel my registration information?
The last date you will be available to change or cancel your reservation is Tuesday, November 5, 2013.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE HISTORIC LEARNING CENTER (BLDG. 640) IS LOCATED ALONG CRISSY FIELD IN THE PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO. WE ARE NOT LOCATED AT DOWNTOWN MASON ST.
If you use Google Maps or Mapquest, use address below and make sure to
put in zip code.
Military Intelligence Service Historic Learning Center (Bldg. 640)
640 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94129