Juan Pan featured in AMP youth program

Posted on Oct 15 2019


Once again, the American Memorial Park and Pacific Historic Parks are hosting the annual program, “Icons of World War II.” The program leads children in hands on learning about iconic World War II figures.

Last year featured Rosie the Riveter, the servicemen who left home to fight in the war, and the locals who were drafted as Marine scouts. This year the program will feature two men who also played a significant role in the CNMI islands’ history: Herman “Pan” Guerrero of Herman’s Bakery and Haruji Matsue, also known as the Sugar King.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8:30am to-2:30pm, the park welcomes youth to participate in the first session, called “Herman ‘Pan’ Guerrero: A Baker in War.” Guerrero established a business during a time of war and hardship, opening up his bakery 75 years ago, in 1944. Participants will learn about Guerrero and how he built his business in such challenging times. In partnership with Herman’s Bakery and the Guerrero family, participants will be able to visit the bakery and go on an exciting tour of the original establishment in Dandan.

The park invites children ages 5-12 to join them for this fun and educational opportunity to taste a piece of Saipan’s history. To register or for questions about the program contact Jovannalyn Mafnas at jmafnas@pacifichistoricparks.org or call 234-7207 x 2020. (NPS)

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