The Asian Pacific American Story

Is Vital to America’s Story.

Yet no national museum chronicles it.

It’s about time to build one on the National Mall.

In June 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law HR 3525, the Commission to Study the Potential Creation of a National Museum of Asian Pacific American History and Culture Act, sponsored by Rep. Grace Meng.

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This is our moment — to organize and mobilize, to realize our bold vision generations in the making.

When our children visit Washington and ask, “where are we?”  This is how we answer.

Who Are Asian Pacific Americans?

There are more than 23 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in the United States. In less than 50 years, nearly one of every ten people in America will trace his or her heritage to Asia and the Pacific — a region that covers more than one third of the earth — including the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Pacific. This region is also home to nearly half of the world’s population, natural life, nations, economies, major faiths and languages. America is — and has been — a Pacific Rim nation.

Source: Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center