Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage
 

Credits
 

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services, in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The itinerary features units of the National Park System and other places listed in the National Register of Historic Places, most of which are National Historic Landmarks, that preserve and tell the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage in the United States and the role Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have played in American history and the development of the nation. The itinerary uses registration information on historic places in the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections and National Park Service websites and brochures for units of the National Park System, and other information. Many of the National Park Service National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks registration files are online, particularly for the units of the National Park System and National Historic Landmarks that are included in this itinerary.

Carol Shull, Interim Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places and Chief, Heritage Education Services, National Park Service, developed the concept for the itinerary, did the final editing, and provided overall management of its production. Contractor Kathleen Madigan edited the itinerary, created some of the content, researched and selected photographs, and programmed the website. Heritage Education Services intern Ian Crawford developed the initial programming to adjust the itinerary series template to a responsive design and Kathleen Madigan provided additional programming. Dr. Franklin Odo, former Director of the Asian Pacific American Program at the Smithsonian Institution, who is now assisting the National Park Service in overseeing the development of an Asian American and Pacific Islander theme study, wrote the "Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Making of the Nation" essay. The other essay link is to Find Your Place: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a booklet written by Joseph Flanagan and posted on the National Park Service website. Elizabeth Gordon, Cultural Resources Manager and Compliance Coordinator at Haleakala National Park prepared the content on Haleakala National Park.

The following student interns with the National Park Service Heritage Education Services contributed to preparation of the itinerary collectively creating much of the content, doing photo research and assisting in other ways: Tina Aburish, Lauren Bowdren, Andrew Bratcher, Sarah Coulter, Kiren Jahangeer, Alexandria Knabe, Winnie Law, Kristen Lloyd, Mae Maginnis, Christopher Penrith, and Kenneth Wohl. Katherine Orr, contractor with Heritage Education Services, also provided assistance. Jeff Joeckel of the National Register of Historic Places staff provided advice and assisted in launching the itinerary.

The itinerary was produced with the support of the National Park Service's Stephanie Toothman, Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science; Jon Smith, Deputy Associate Director Preservation Assistance Programs; and Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks.

List of Sites Photo Credits: Alaska: Kake Cannery dock and buildings, Courtesy of the Library of Congress; American Samoa: Ofu Beach, Courtesy of the National Park Service, National Park of American Samoa; Arizona: Poston War Relocation Center monument, Photograph by Evan, Flickr; Arkansas: Rohwer War Relocation Center cemetery, Photograph by Brandonrush, Wikimedia; California: Star of India, Photograph by Ted Rufus Ross, Wikipedia; Hakone Gardens in the Hakone Historic District, Photograph by Daderot, Wikipedia; Colorado: Grenada Relocation Center landscape, Photograph by J Stephen Conn, Flickr; District of Columbia: The Chinatown Gate in the Downtown Historic District, Photograph by Postdlf, Wikipedia; Federated States of Micronesia: A wall and canal at Nan Madol, Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Guam: World War II guns at the War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Courtesy of the Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs; Hawaii: Iolani Palace, Courtesy of Iolani Palace; Pi'ilanihale Heiau, Photograph by Kim Starr, Flickr; The Kipahulu area at Haleakala National Park, Courtesy of the National Park Service, Haleakala National Park; Idaho: Remains of the Minidoka Relocation Center entrance, Courtesy of the National Park Service; Michigan: McGregor Memorial Conference Center pool, Photograph by Ruth E. Mills, Courtesy of the National Park Service; Montana: The Mai Wah Building in the Butte-Anaconda Historic District, Photograph by Acroterion, Wikipedia; Nevada: C Street in Virginia City, Epukas, Wikimedia; New York: On Leong Merchants Building in the Chinatown and Little Italy Historic District, Photograph by Kerri Culhane, Courtesy of the New York State Historic Preservation Office; Oregon: Lan Su Chinese Garden in the Portland New Chinatown-Japantown Historic District, Photograph by Ethan Trewhitt, Flickr; Pennsylvania: The Arts Building at George Nakashima Woodworker Complex, Photograph by Shuvaev, Wikipedia; Utah: Train engines at Golden Spike National Historic Site, Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, Courtesy of the Library of Congress; Washington: The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in the renovated East Kong Yick Building, Courtesy of the Wing Luke Museum; Wyoming: Heart Mountain Relocation Center smokestack, Courtesy of the National Park Service

Homepage Photo Credits:

Japanese Paper Lanterns, Photograph by Gwen Harlow, Flickr; The Moon Bridge at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, California, Photograph by Doopokko, Wikipedia;

The 2001 Pilgrimage To Manzanar Welocation Center, Photograph by Cynthinee, Flickr; War Relocation Center flags at Manzanar National Historic Site, Photograph by Cynthinee, Flickr;

Visitor paddling outrigger canoe at the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site's Hawaiian Cultural Festival, Courtesy of National Park Service; Reconstruction of Hale Nana Mahina'ai at Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark, Photograph by Andy Beal, Flickr;

Male incarcerees planting crops at Tule Lake Relocation Center, Photograph by Russell Lee, c. 1943, Courtesy of The Library of Congress; Female incarcerees standing in front of the camp barber shop at Tule Lake Relocation Center, Photograph by Russell Lee, c. 1943, Courtesy of The Library of Congress;

The Champagne Photo showing the meeting at Promintory, Utah of the two sections of the first Transcontinental Railroad, Photograph by Andrew J. Russell, c. 1869, Courtesy of the Library of Congress;

A meeting of the reconstructed steam engines Jupiter and no. 119 at Golden Spike National Historic Site, Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, Courtesy of the Library of Congress;

Visitor making a palm frond hat at the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site's Hawaiian Cultural Festival, Courtesy of National Park Service; The Pu'ukohola Heiau, Photograph by Bamse, Wikipedia;

Newly arrived Japanese immigrants at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island, c. 1910, Courtesy of the California State Museum Resource Center; Walls leading up to the Detention Center at the U.S. Immigration Station on Angel Island, Photograph by sandwich, Flickr;

The Wing Luke Museum's 2012 exhibit Fashion From Workroom to Runway, Photograph by Alan Alabastro, Courtesy of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience; The renovated East Kong Yick building located in Seattle's Chinatown Historic District, Courtesy of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience;

The Star of India under sail, c. 1916, Courtesy of the San Diego History Center; The Star of India at the 2012 Festival of Sail, Courtesy of the Port of San Diego

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