Hidden Histories of Seattle (MS/US 8th – 11th)
Dates: Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th, 9am to 3pm
Location: Hybrid – remote/in person
Price Range: $400 – $500
Theme: The Arts
Uncover stories of Seattle with the Wing Luke Museum in the Chinatown International District (CID). Students will search out stories, learn about the untold histories of our city streets, and discover more about the Emerald City and yourself in the process. We will go on immersive and interactive tours through historic and contemporary spaces. These sites include a prohibition-era speakeasy and its colorful murals; a 1910 hotel for many new arrivals to Seattle’s Chinatown; the Wing Luke Museum’s extensive artifact collection; as well as various shops and businesses that make the current neighborhood vibrant and distinctive. Students will put themselves in the shoes of Asian Pacific immigrants finding a home here in the early 20th century and through activities, discussions, games, cooking, and art, students will connect the stories from the past to events in our communities that are affecting us today. Students will also reflect on personal stories of family, migration, and belonging and link up with social justice issues facing our contemporary society. There will extra time to explore the neighborhood’s art, great eats, small businesses, and stories.