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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Family Day Celebration

Saturday, May 7, 2011
11 a.m. — 4 p.m.
First Floor
National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

The Killing of a Chinese Cookie
Film screening begins at 1 p.m.

Metro: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian
This event is free and open to the public.

Bring the whole family to the Smithsonian’s kickoff celebration for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! This day of activities centers on Sweet & Sour, a display that traces the evolution of Chinese food in the United States and the long history of Chinese immigration. Visitors can watch the film, The Killing of a Chinese Cookie, join a discussion with director Derek Shimoda, and participate in many hands-on activities. Children and their families can work with artist Sushmita Mazumdar to create a storybook illustrating a personal story from their own kitchen. Teens from the Hirshhorn’s ARTLAB+ video production program will then interview the children and record their stories, producing videos for the families and for posting on the site www.SmithsonianEducation.org/Heritage.  There will also be curator talks with Cedric Yeh, Deputy Chair and Associate Curator in the Division of Armed Forces History at NMAH. He is also the Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Committee.

APA Heritage  Month

Schedule

11:00 a.m. Curator Talk with Cedric Yeh
Sweet & Sour exhibition case, East Special Artifact Wall
12:00 p.m. Curator Talk with Cedric Yeh
Sweet & Sour exhibition case, East Special Artifact Wall
1:00 p.m. Screening of The Killing of a Chinese Cookie
Followed by Q&A with film director Derek Shimoda
Carmichael Auditorium
3:00 p.m. DVD and book signing with Derek Shimoda and Sushmita Mazumdar
LeFrak Lobby, by entrance to Carmichael Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Curator Talk with Cedric Yeh
Sweet & Sour exhibition case, East Special Artifact Wall

Ongoing Activities

Handmade Storybooks with Sushmita Mazumdar
LeFrak Lobby, by entrance to Carmichael Auditorium
Starts on the hour and half hour

Make Clay Fortune Cookies
Activity area at Sweet & Sour exhibition case, East Special Artifact Wall
Special thanks to Meiwah Restaurant for their support of this activity.

Record Your Family Story on Camera
Presidential Suite, 12-2 p.m. and 2:30-4 p.m.
Special thanks to the Pearson Foundation for their support of this activity.

APA bookshelf at the American History Museum bookstore

APA bookshelf at the American History Museum bookstore

Chopsticks and Spices Carts
First Floor

Cookbook Sales
LeFrak Lobby, by entrance to Carmichael Auditorium

Special Asian Café Menu
Stars and Stripes Café, First Floor

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Southwest Airlines

Air travel for participants is provided by Southwest Airlines.


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