In partnership with the National Park Service Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience has developed a Japanese American Remembrance Trail Map.
Prior to the Japanese American Incarceration during World War II, Seattle was home to the third largest Japanese American community on the west coast. The trail explores Japanese American history and resilience leading up to WWII, as well as life in the community today.
Additional partners on the project include: Aging and Disability Services, Densho, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW), Keiro Northwest, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, NVC Foundation, and the Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda). Support was also provided by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund.
To learn more about the Trail, book a neighborhood walking tour with The Wing, or download the map, visit wingluke.org/japanese-american-remembrance-trail.