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Heritage & Awareness Celebrations

Resource lists for widely recognized cultural heritage and awareness celebrations.

2022 Poster Exhibit

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story Poster ExhibitionRich with interesting, often surprising stories, this set of eight visually compelling educational posters takes a sweeping look at a little-known chapter in American history, from the very first Asian immigrants to the influx of highly skilled workers many decades later.  Posters were created and made available to educational institutions as part of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. 

This exhibit is now on display in the Library's Rockefeller Hall.

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About Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

"May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island)." (Source:

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