Access to the Museum is available to conference attendees between 2-5 pm. Guided Tours will be available at 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm.
Join us for an in-person tour through the Wing Luke Museum's historic preserved spaces to learn more about the history and context of Seattle's Chinatown International District. Step back in time to explore a historic family association, a Chinese American import/export shop, and the rooms that many immigrant pioneers called home in the early 1900s. The Forum will provide shuttle transportation, admission and the opportunity to tour the Kong Yick Building.
Originally beginning construction in 1910, The Kong Yick Buildings housed storefronts, hotels, family associations, and eventually family apartments. With the Wing Luke Museum acquisition of the Kong Yick East building in 2006 under Director Ron Chew, our mission to preserve these spaces and make them accessible to the public became a reality - step into the past and experience the Yick Fung Store, Freeman Hotel, Gee How Oak Tin Family Association, & more.
We will be providing and using headsets on this tour to make it a lot easier to hear the guide, especially when outside in the neighborhood. We will also be providing headphones to wear. These headphones are cleaned and sanitized between each use. If you'd like, feel free to bring your own headphones that have an auxiliary jack. Bluetooth is not compatible.
There is no additional fee or pre-registration required for this event. Shuttles will be available on a loop between the Westin Seattle and the Wing Luke Museum between 2 and 5 pm. The shuttle will depart the Westin from the Valet Entrance on the Lower Level.