Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition First of Its Kind To Celebrate Asian Pacific American History
Asian and Pacific Americans make up more than 5 percent of the U.S. population—more than 17 million people—and those numbers are growing. Their ancestral roots represent more than 50 percent of the world, extending from East Asia to Southeast Asia, and from South Asia to the Pacific Islands and Polynesia.
In commemoration of this important history, “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” will open at the Idaho Museum of Natural History (IMNH), on September 20, 2014 run through November 30, 2014. “I Want the Wide American Earth” was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
MEMORIAL TO THE WWII JAPANESE-AMERICAN INTERNEES
Did You Know?
Minidoka Relocation Center was a 33,000-acre site with more than 600 buildings. It was in operation from August 1942 until October 1945.