In the first exhibit of its kind, the Smithsonian Institute celebrates Asian Pacific American history across a multitude of diverse cultures and explores how Asian Pacific Americans have shaped and been shaped by the course of our nation’s history. This exhibit illuminates the immigration history of many of the cultures that make up our very diverse community including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islanders, Filipinos and East Indian immigrants. Rich with compelling stories and images, the exhibition takes a sweeping look at this history, from the very first Asian immigrants centuries ago to the complex challenges facing Asian Pacific American communities today. The Community Memorial Museum is delighted to bring this unique exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute’s Asian Pacific American Center to the Yuba-Sutter area.
I Want the Wide American Earth opens with a reception Friday, July 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m and continues through August 22nd. A short program and book signing by Molly Miyako Kimura and Karen Wilson, subject and author of An Immigrant’s Daughter, a Biography of Molly Miyako Kimura will start at 6:30 p.m. A Marysville native, Molly’s enthusiasm for life is infectious – take the opportunity to meet this wonderful woman and her biographer, Karen Wilson.
The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.