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Secretary Salazar to Unveil New Asian American Pacific Islander Initiative, Make Major Announcement about Wing Luke Museum in Seattle
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SEATTLE, WA – On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will join senior officials from the Department of the Interior, members of Washington's congressional delegation and other local officials to tour the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience and unveil a new Asian American Pacific Islander heritage initiative that will be undertaken by the National Park Service. Salazar will also make a major announcement regarding the future of the museum.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Rhea Suh National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell U.S. Senator Patty Murray U.S. Representative Jim McDermott U.S. Representative Adam Smith
Sunday, February 10, 2013 10:00 a.m. PST - Tour of the Museum 11:00 a.m. PST - Announcement and Signing Ceremony
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience 719 S King Street Seattle, WA 98104
Credentialed media are invited to cover the tour and the ceremony