Guantánamo Public Memory Project

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Since 2012, students at 11 universities around the country, including the University of Minnesota, asked the question, what can Guantánamo's (GTMO) history tell us about what’s happening there now and here at home? The students dug through historical and visual archives; talked to people who worked there, lived there, or were detained there; and explored how GTMO relates to issues, people and places in their own communities. Each student team created a piece of the Project’s first traveling exhibit, sharing their discoveries—and the difficult questions they struggled with.

The exhibit explores GTMO’s history from U.S. occupation in 1898 to today’s debates and visions for its future, from a wide variety of perspectives. It includes video testimonies and a "Shape the Debate" text-message voting activity.

Museum and Stores:

Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (free admission 5 to 8 p.m.); Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Open Monday holidays year round.

Holiday Hours


Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday and Monday closed.