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Happy Holidays from Konrad Ng, APAC Director

Santa Claus on beach with swimmers splayed around Christmas tree, 1927. From NMAH Archives

Santa Claus on beach with swimmers splayed around Christmas tree, 1927. From NMAH Archives

2013 has been a seriously amazing year for the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center: 2 major exhibitions; 2 pop-up museums; 5 public programs; 2 online education apps; 2 national workshops; 1 digital exhibition catalog; 1 online comic book, more than 7,000 exhibition posters; and reaching the lives of more than 750,000 people.

Our success in 2013 is a direct result of your support of our mission and your investment in our work.  Whether as a donor, volunteer, advisory council member or event participant, you play an important part in deepening our nation’s appreciation for the American experience and the art, history and culture of America’s Asian Pacific heritage.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

EXHIBITIONS
American Heroes: World War II Nisei Soldiers & the Congressional Gold Medal (January)
I Want the Wide American Earth (May)

CONVENINGS
1882 Project (May)
Asian Latino Project (August)

POP-UP MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Asian Latino Festival (August)

PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Day of Remembrance: The Life and Legacy of Senator Daniel Inouye (February)
Google Hangout Featuring Lisa Ling – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Family Day – Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May)
Fighting for Democracy Performance (June)
Gourmet Intersections – The Smithsonian Asian Latino Festival (July)

EDUCATION APPS & ONLINE EXHIBITIONS
I Want the Wide American Earth App & E-Comic
American Heroes: World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal

We anticipate that 2014 will be even better when we open our biggest exhibition in the history of the Center, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation, and launch a new website that will feature groundbreaking educational resources about the Asian Pacific American experience.

Thank you for making 2013 such an incredible experience.  Please help us carry this positive momentum into the New Year by making a gift today.  With your support, you will help tell America’s whole story.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Konrad Ng, Ph.D.,
Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

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