On the north grounds of the 187-acre National Chavez Center stands the recently renovated 17,000 square foot Villa La Paz Conference & Education Center. Cesar Chavez's dream of an educational center to train future generations of dedicated activists became one step closer to reality with the grand opening in 2010 of this sprawling world-class conference and educational center in the restored mission-style structures where he held community gatherings and sessions with movement leaders and staff.
The Japanese American National Museum (全米日系人博物館 Zenbei Nikkeijin Hakubutsukan?) is a museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans, located in the Little Tokyo area near downtown Los Angeles, California. The museum is an affiliate within the Smithsonian Affiliations program.
The museum contains over 130 years of Japanese American history, dating back to the first Issei generation. It houses a moving image archive, which contains over 100,000 feet (30,000 m) of 16 mm and 8 mm home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s to the 1950s. It also contains artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories of Japanese Americans.