The CSPM is proud to honor the local history and legacy of generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders this May as part of the nationwide commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Explore three stories below which are featured in the Story of Us exhibit (and digital storytelling tool) and in the new COS@150 exhibit, which can be enjoyed in person or through our website.
Story of Us: China Jim Bofondo
Clifford Nakata was an excellent architect and an outstanding human being. Former colleague and close friend Gregory Friesen of CSNA in Colorado Springs, described him importance in this way, “Through his patriotism, the activities of his life that brought him here, his impact on shaping and thus protecting the national defense, and his many contributions to institutions, corporations, and the very fabric of downtown Colorado Springs, Clifford S. Nakata FAIA has helped shape the character, buildings and urban fabric of Colorado Springs.”
COS@150: Golden Lotus Foundation
Community Partnership: The Golden Lotus Foundation
This May, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Museum is partnering with the Golden Lotus Foundation to provide tours of the new COS@150 exhibit for their membership. Community partnerships such as this are essential to our mission and our ability to develop exhibits where every member of our community can feel connected and see their story reflected.
We are honored to have the Golden Lotus Foundation’s President and CEO, Cynthia Aki, share the story of her family’s heirloom tea set on these tours, which you can learn more about above.