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 Museum Exhibitions

October 6, 2015−January 16, 2016

The focus of the exhibition will be on Asian Americans in Houston and their many contributions to our city and its culture. Topics will include an overview of Asian immigration, a Buddhist temple, and stories of Houstonians who trace their ancestry to China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The exhibit will bring to life stories in the articles from the fall 2015 issue of Houston History magazine by featuring artifacts, photographs, and documents representing a cultural bridge between Asian and Houstonian.

Asian Americans, whether new immigrants or third and fourth generation citizens, have contributed to the city’s economic growth and politics, enhanced its standing in the global marketplace, and enriched the lives of their fellow Houstonians by sharing their ethnic cultures through a host of festivals, traditions, languages, and foods. Although Asians have become part of the city’s larger society, one can also find Asian communities across the Houston region, with their own districts featuring shop and street signs in multiple languages. As with emigrant populations that came before them, Asian Americans have established houses of worship, community centers, media outlets, restaurants, grocery stores, and other businesses that cater to their preferences. In the process, they have drawn others to appreciate the kaleidoscope of their cultures.


9-27-15 Fox26 interview with Rashi Vats

 The Heritage Society is funded in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.





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