The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle’s International District has just opened the new exhibit, a Refugee’s Journey of Survival and Hope. The exhibit chronicles the stories of several refugees who found a home in the Pacific Northwest, including the lives they left behind, the challenges they faced, and how they’ve contributed to our regional culture. From the Museum’s website:
See life through the eyes of a refugee through personal stories, moving photographs and multimedia. Hear first-hand accounts of how refugees survived war, violence and oppression with hopes for a better future for their families. Ponder the trials of starting a life with nothing, in strange places and foreign cities, and having to call this new place a home.
The exhibit runs from from May 14 to December 14, 2010. The regular exhibits are still open, and admission in $8 for non-members. Furthermore, May is Asian Pacific Heritage month, and taking a trip to the Wing is a great way to get involved. Learn more by visiting their website.