The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center is offering an 8-poster set based on the exhibition “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story” to commemorate the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The exhibition and the poster set celebrate Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of incredibly diverse cultures and explore how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history. Rich with compelling, often surprising stories, this set of educational posters takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants to the influx of highly skilled workers many decades later. The exhibition is now on display at the National Museum of American History.
The posters offer students, regardless of heritage and family history, the opportunity to be engaged and inspired through related activities and lessons in social studies, creative writing, art, and communications. It is also meant to enhance or serve as a study guide after viewing the exhibition. The posters can be displayed at schools, universities, libraries, community centers, or at federal agencies during the commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month. If you would like to receive a poster set by mail, please send your mailing address to APAC@si.edu.