Wing Luke was a Chinese immigrant, Bronze Star sergeant and, as Assistant Attorney General, the first Asian American to hold an elected position in the Pacific Northwest. His dedication and work for civil rights and historic preservation in Seattle resulted in a museum in his honor, one which celebrates the culture and art of the Chinese and Japanese.
Located in Seattle's Chinatown, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience features exhibits that explore the roles these cultures have played in the region, their customs and their art. The museum also offers a variety of tours, including a youth walking tour, a tour based on the New York Times bestselling book "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," family and group tours, a "Taste of Chinatown" tour and a "Touch of Chinatown" tour. The museum is also home to the Tateuchi Story Theatre, which offers events such as film screenings and calligraphy workshops.