Olympia’s Historic Chinese Community – Interpretive Marker

The dedication of the Olympia Chinatown Historical Marker took place May 22, 2004 at Heritage Park.

Interpretive Marker located in Heritage Park, near the site of Olympia’s last Chinatown

 

The Olympia Area Chinese Fellowship Youth Orchestra
provided traditional music for the ceremony.

Bill and Toy Kay, Brian Lock, Jimmy Locke, Mary Pang, and City Councilman Doug Mah unveil the marker

 

Lion Dance presented by Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club of Seattle.
Performers include Kavin Chan, Gary Chan, Royal Gam, Sifu Mak, Sifu Zhu, Assim and Franklin Hsu.

Project Sponsors

Olympia Heritage Commission
Locke Family Association
Olympia Area Chinese Association

Event Sponsors

Locke Family Association
City of Olympia Parks and Recreation
Olympia Area Chinese Association

Event Planning and Staging

Kathy Thompson
Carla Wulfsberg
Emily Locke
Jane Locke
Muoi Nguy
Wendy Seid

Special Thanks

Bill and Toy Kay for sponsoring the Lion Dance performance. 
Susan Karren, Director, Archival Operations, NARA – Pacific Alaska Region 
Ron Chew, Director, Wing Luke Asian Museum
Jane Boubel, City of Olympia Parks and Recreation 
David Hanna, City of Olympia Parks and Recreation 
Greg Miller, Bartel’s Men Store 
Lynne Chao and Corliss Fong

The Olympia Chinatown Historical Project Committee, 1998.  

L-R: Shanna Stevenson, Bill Kay, Edward Echtle, Brian Lock, Toy Kay and Ron Locke

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