The first celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage was made on the week beginning on May 4, 1979, when President Jimmy Carter signed Proclamation 4650 to commemorate the contributions and accomplishments of Asian/Pacific Americans. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush. extended the week-long celebration to the month-long celebration. May was designated to be Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
"As the nation’s storyteller, the National Park Service strives to tell the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders preserved in our nation’s parks, memorials, and historic sites."
To find more historic site, see Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Places.