With support from NCPTT, the Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) developed the East at Main Street mapping project, through a 2013 PTT grant to the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus.
Developed in collaboration with the location-driven web platform, Historypin, East at Main Street is a crowd-sourced project that identifies places across the United States that matter to diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Information gathered can be used to develop landmark designations, interpretive and educational projects, pubic programs, and travel itineraries.
The APIAHiP encourages everyone to share Asian and Pacific Islander Americans places that matter in the nation and US territories on the East at Main Street site. Information uploaded to the site can include photographs, oral histories, videos, and archival materials.
The site includes several “Pin” collections, including sites featured in the National Park Service Asian Island Pacific Islander Heritage Initiative. Additional collections include several sites receiving support from the Historic Preservation Fund, and locations included on APIAHiP Endangered Sites list.