Cultural Heritage Exhibition – Asian American and Pacific Islander Month
“Paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.”
(Quote from www.asianpacificheritage.gov)
Asian and Pacific Islanders have had such an important influence on the history and culture of the United States. Their stories are celebrated during the month of May.
The story of Japanese Internment during World War II is integral to the understanding of American sentiment of otherwise innocent Japanese people during the war. Learn about the untold story of Japanese Americans that either escaped internment on the west coast or served in the military during the war.
The Grace Museum is collaborating with Abilene Christian University’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course to create monthly exhibitions that coincide with different cultural heritage months throughout the year. These exhibitions highlight the narratives of various cultural groups that are integral to Abilene’s history while weaving these stores into the broader historical fabric of the United States.