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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion is an NEH funded exhibition at the New York Historical Society which chronicles the complex history of the Chinese in America, from the early days of the China trade to the history of Chinese immigration and the life of Chinese Americans.
Smithsonian Pinterest Page
The Smithsonian Institution has created a new Pinterest board in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
Library of Congress Pinterest Page
The Library of Congress has created a new Pinterest board in honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month.
Veterans History Project
Asian Pacific Americans made lasting contributions to America’s wartime efforts. Collected stories highlight service from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.
Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.
2015 Event Highlights
Throughout the Month of May
Daily Screenings: Legends of Hawai’i
Featuring the story "Pele Searches for a Home"
(American Indian Museum—NYC, Smithsonian Institution)
Korea Day: A Family Festival
Explore the richness of Korean culture through hands-on activities, an animated film, gallery conversations, cooking demonstrations, and dance performances.
(Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)
Asian American Literature Today
Cathy Linh Che, Eugenia Leigh, R.A. Villanueva, and Ocean Vuong will read from their work and discuss the state of Asian American literature.
(Library of Congress)
Hawaiian Cultural Festival
The theme is The Epic Journey of Pele and Hi'iaka. Join the journey from Kahiki to the Islands of Hawaiian as Pele, the Fire Goddess, searched for a place to call home.
(American Indian Museum, Smithsonian Institution)
Bing Xia: Traditional Chinese Guzheng Music
(Library of Congress)