AAPI National Historic Landmarks Theme Study Released

The U.S. Department of Interior hosted an event today with Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation to celebrate the completion of “Finding a Path Forward: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study,” which will serve as a guiding document to preserve Asian American and Pacific Islander cultural and historic sites of national significance.

Former Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2013 led efforts to develop a theme study focused on the historical and cultural contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in America.

“The sites identified in this theme study reflect the rich history and cultural contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, from historic temples and schools to World War II Japanese American confinement sites,” said Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus. “They tell the tale of individual experiences that simply cannot be told in words, and memorialize specific times in history that shaped who we are as a nation.”


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