Asians and Pacific Islanders have contributed to the growth and culture of Seattle almost from its inception, and this small, interesting museum in Chinatown/International District tells their stories. The main exhibit, “Honoring Our Journey,” explains how they came to Seattle and why and what they did, in an age of rampant racism, once they were here. One exhibit, called “Camp Harmony D-4-44,” focuses on the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II, re-creating one of the livestock stalls converted into a family holding cell, barbed wire and all; filmed interviews with internees add a human dimension to this episode in U.S. history. The museum is housed in the historic Freeman Hotel, where many early Asian immigrants lived while working in the region’s canneries and lumber mills. Tours of the hotel add still more insight into the Asian experience in Seattle, and the museum also offers walking tours of the Chinatown and Japan Town neighborhoods, pointing out locations in the bestselling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Ballantine Books, 2009), a Chinese-Japanese love story set in this area. The museum is named for Wing Luke, the first Asian-American to hold public office in the Northwest.