First of its kind Latino museum to open in Seattle this winter

Original post by Tony Black for K5 News:

A Seattle organization called Sea Mar that specializes in a variety of health and education services for the Latino Community is set to open a museum.

The museum is called the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a Latino/a Culture and is tentatively scheduled to open this winter. It is located just off Des Moines Memorial Drive.

Organizers say while the museum is a big part of the project, it is actually a lot more. There will be a community center, as well as an adolescence clinic and Latino radio station.

Jesus Sanchez, the Vice President of Economic Development and Government Affairs for Sea Mar, said the museum was a long time coming and is an important step in telling the history of the Latino community in Washington state.

“You find very little history about the contributions the Latino, Chicano, Mexican American community has made for the state of Washington,” Sanchez said. “This museum that Sea Mar is building is designed to create our own story.”

Carolina Lucero, the Senior Vice President of Sea Mar, said she is excited for the museum as it gives the Latino community a place to call their own.

“It’s not just a building. It is a place where people can come and feel comfortable, a place where people can come and call home,” Lucero said.

The museum is still under construction and scheduled to open in the winter. For more details and to see renderings of the final design, visit the Sea Mar website.

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