Seattle is known for many things, including coffee, the Space Needle, Pike Place, and beautiful art.
But I encourage you to go explore – you never know what you’ll find!
For me, exploring Seattle’s Chinatown district was very important to me. My paternal grandfather immigrated to the United States in 1939, entering through the Port of Seattle. Seattle was his first glimpse of America.
Want to follow the footsteps of Asian immigrants and explore the places they called home?
The Wing Luke Museum is the perfect place to start! They offer a historic hotel tour which include glimpses of a real 1910 shop and a Chinese American Family Association. As I looked into the store, I could imagine my grandfather being welcomed by the association. Buying his groceries there. Socializing with the locals.
They also have a Bruce Lee tour where you can see his first practice space, his first martial arts studio, and how he became a part of the local community.
If you happen to be in Seattle this Saturday, December 3rd, I encourage you to go visit! Shop-O-Rama is from 1pm to 3pm and is a great opportunity to support the museum and local artists. For more information, please visit http://www.wingluke.org/shop-o-rama-schedule/.