Journey into America’s past and explore the rich history of the Chinese Americans at the Chinese Historical of America Museum (CHSA). Founded in 1936, the CHSA is “the largest organization in the country dedicated to the documentation, study, and presentation of Chinese American history.” Within the walls of this specialized museum lie exhibitions, artifacts, and other intriguing objects that reveal hidden stories behind one of America’s most enduring communities. The tour will be led by docent/storyteller Charlie Chin.
Afterwards, delve into the history behind the largest Chinese community outside of China—San Francisco’s Chinatown—with retired architect and historian Philip P. Choy. Choy will share an insider’s view behind this historical ethnic enclave and highlight his research and insights culminating in his most recent book San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture.
Mr. Choy co-taught the nation’s first college level course in Chinese American history at San Francisco State University. He has served on numerous boards including the California State Historic Resource Commission, the San Francisco Landmark Advisory Board, and the Chinese Historical Society of America. He is the recipient of the prestigious San Francisco State University President’s Medal.
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2013
Time: 4:45 to 7:15 p.m. (networking and breaks included)
Museum Tours: There will be two 30-minute tours, one at 5 p.m. and second one at 5:30 p.m.. Each tour can accommodate only 20 people. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Lecture: 6-7 p.m.
Place: The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum
965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Registration is closed.