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Ms. Mary Urashima

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Historian and author of Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach (History Press), regarding the National Treasure Historic Wintersburg. Working on book #2 relating to the same history. Recipient of 2018 President's Award from the California Preservation Foundation.

Former journalist and contributing writer for Discover Nikkei, international publication of the Japanese American National Museum. Contributing historian/writer for TheClio.com. Freelance writer / editor (yes, I can be contracted for features, web content, historical research!).

Governmental affairs and media relations consultant, with core work involving environmental remediation, land use, and infrastructure, under national, state and local regulatory framework. 

Historical research, working with communities, media and public officials, and telling the story via public speaking, the written word, and traditional / social media.

I identified, named, and lead the grassroots preservation effort to save the Furuta Gold Fish Farm and Wintersburg Japanese Mission property known as Historic Wintersburg, which was designated one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2014 and one of America’s National Treasures in 2015.  Historic Wintersburg is Orange County, California's first and only National Treasure, and represents more than a century of Japanese American history.