Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites
Discover the Pacific Northwest sites that are essential to understanding the early Asian Pacific American experience in the United States with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites guide, produced in partnership with the US Forest Service (USFS).
The guide features locations from the 2010 Chinese Heritage Tour of the American West, which was co-sponsored by The Wing and the USFS. This is only the beginning of a larger project to recover the stories of Asian Pacific pioneers who migrated and made a life in the U.S. earlier than many people think. The effort continues with the exhibition Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest and related programming.
Also, we’ve been collecting information and photographs of sites throughout the Pacific Northwest on our Asian Pacific American Heritage Sites map. Our records are far from complete! From the map: 1) Click on a photo in the album to see its location on the map; 2) Click on the “view map” button to see a big map of all the locations; 3) Want to add a site? Email your site with location, brief description and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add it to the map.