SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council has put a proposal on the table to examine city support for a new museum in honor of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
Lee lived in Seattle in the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. After his death in 1973, he was buried at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. His son, Brandon, was laid to rest next to him in 1993.
According to the proposal, the Lee Family Foundation has developed a museum concept, known as the Bruce Lee Action Musuem, which would preferably be built in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District.
The museum would include “personal items, writings and objects of historical significance, a meeting room, a theatre and gift shop, a café, research library and a space for temporary exhibits.”
The council is still waiting for the foundation to bring forward a viable plan. The council believes the creation of a Bruce Lee museum could create jobs and increase access to cultural facilities.