Culture, North American, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), American (US), For All
The Kenai Historical Society's mission is to collect, disseminate and preserve the history of the City of Kenai and the Central Kenai Peninsula to ensure we are not only preserving our past, but protecting our future and its knowledge of our history.
North American, Culture, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), East Asian, American (US), Asian, Taiwanese
Hing Hay Park is nestled in the heart of the Chinatown-International District Neighborhood. In 2018 the community celebrated the park expansion, renovation and new iconic artistic gateway. The award-winning park doubled in size and includes a cultural performance space, with custom integrated seating. Terrace-like stairs lead down from the Maynard Street side of the park to a red brick square with an ornate Grand Pavilion designed and constructed in Taipei, Taiwan, which is the focal point for the east side of the park. Artwork on an adjacent building features a dragon in a depiction of Asian-American history in the Northwest. Beyond the Grand Pavilion stretches the expanded park plaza with flowering trees, cafe tables, and decorative staircases featuring lighted Asian iconic figures. Outdoor fitness equipment provides exercise spots against the bright yellow privacy wall. In 2019, an artistic lantern designed and crafted by George Lee was installed. Celebrate Happiness is engraved on the lantern and projected from the lantern in many languages. Hing Hay literally translates to "Celebrate Happiness Public Park" and figuratively translates in to "Park for Pleasurable Gatherings," the park honors both these translations. Hing Hay Park is a popular for martial arts practitioners, quiet morning meditations, a meeting place for local families, and the center of many festivals, including annual Lunar New Year and Summer Dragonfest celebrations.
Culture, North American, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), American (US), Alaska Native, East European, European, Indigenous, Haida, Lingít / Tlingit, Russian
On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Totem poles from Tlingit and Haida areas line the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House is a rare reminder of Russia’s colonial legacy in North America.
North American, Culture, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), Alaska Native, American (US), Settler
Culture, Science, Art of Kachemak Bay, Alaska
Culture, North American, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), American (US), Settler
The Alpine Historical Park is a open air historical park and museum located in the midst of the small community of Sutton at mile 61.6 of the Glenn Highway in the Matanuska Valley, Alaska.
North American, Culture, American (North, South, Central, & Caribbean), American (US), Federally Recognized Tribes of Washington, sdukʷalbixʷ / Snoqualmie, Native American
The Ancestral Lands Movement seeks to spread awareness of the Snoqualmie people who have lived in the southern Salish Sea region since time immemorial and share the significance of these lands and provide information on how people can help the Tribe in respecting, restoring, and protecting these lands.
Culture, East Asian, Asian, Japanese
Since 2004, the Folk & Traditional Arts Program has added to those memorable experiences with events in state parks by musicians, dancers, craftspeople and storytellers who represent a wide variety of old and new Washington traditions. From tribal canoe family journeys to Cinco de Mayo festivities, from fisher poetry to Ecuadorian song, from Hawaiian hula to old-time square dances, the program brings people together — some to celebrate a common heritage and some to learn about the traditions of others.