10-19-2017  2:15 am      •     
Stacy Nalley, Public Outreach Coordinator, Oregon State Capitol
Published: 21 April 2017

May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

To honor the rich diversity and contributions made, the Oregon State Capitol will be hosting Exploring Oregon’s Heritage: Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event celebrates the culture, traditions, heritage and history of Asian Pacific Americans. The program includes performances from local cultural organizations, dance troupes and musical groups.

  • Watch performances from China, the Hawaiian Islands, India, the Marshall Islands, Samoa and more!
  • Join an all-level yoga class inside the grass area of the Walk of Flags at 12:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy a multi-language welcome, and see the state seal in the rotunda decorated with island greenery.
  • Learn about the many cultures that make up the Asian and Pacific Island communities.
  • See ethnic regalia, or join the festivities and wear your own!
  • View “Our Shared Heritage” exhibit of how the Chinese impacted life in Oregon.
  • Food trucks will be on site during the event.

The Oregon State Capitol is located at 900 Court St NE, Salem. This event is free and open to the public. Meters surrounding the Capitol are not enforced on weekends.

Tower tours to the Oregon Pioneer will take place at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. weather permitting. There will be two food carts for event attendees to buy lunch from if they desire.

The detailed schedule is available on the event page at the Oregon State Capitol or call Visitor Services at 503-986-1388 for additional information.  

 

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