The Ho Nam Association, also known as the Luke Family Association, was created in the early 20th century for Chinese immigrants who shared the last name Luke, Luc, Look, Lu, Luu and Loh. These overseas associations became surrogate families for immigrants, helping find first housing, jobs and schooling and providing social camaraderie on a day-to-day basis along with special celebrations such as New Years.
Today, the Ho Nam Association is located at the Wing Luke Asian Museum, housed in the former East Kong Yick Building, built by Chinese immigrants in 1912. The location is actually the old home of the Ho Nam Association – the former association was housed in the basement of this very same building for decades. With the existence of the Ho Nam Association in the building from the early years, the new Ho Nam room becomes a continuation of the Luke, Luc, Look, Lu, Luu and Loh Family spirit already present in the building.
Join us as we promote new and interesting activities to encourage participation across the generations of the Ho Nam Association:
- Membership is open to any individual or family related to the Lukes, Lucs, Looks, Lus, Luus and Lohs.
- Visit our website often to find out information about recent and upcoming Ho Nam Association activities.
- Contact us to join our mailing list to become connected to the Ho Nam Association.
- Do you have photographs and memorabilia related to the Ho Nam Association and associated family members? Items can be donated to the association, will be preserved under the care of the Wing Luke Asian Museum, and will help us further document our rich history.
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andre Loh (English or Chinese spoken) (206) 236-0749
Bettie Luke (206) 465-4600
Marge Young (206) 784-8275
Ho Nam Luke Family Association
719 South King Street, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104