Education

lanternHELP Grants for Education — In addition to other Outreach Programs, the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project offers financial assistance for programs or events designed to promote ethnic diversity education for school age children in Santa Clara County, California. The grants are limited to schools and nonprofit organizations in Santa Clara County, California who provide Asian or Asian American historical and/or cultural programs.

dragonImmigration: What’s Your Story? Grants — The Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) provides grant opportunities to teachers who are interested in having their classes attend History San Jose (HSJ)’s Immigration: What’s Your Story? program. This HSJ program provides field trips to History Park San Jose (which includes a visit to the Chinese American Historical Museum) for students in grades 5-6 in Santa Clara County, California. The program looks into the universal issues of discrimination, cultural identity, and policies surrounding immigration.

exhibitTraveling Exhibit — Produced by CHCP and created by Gordon Chun Design, the Traveling Exhibit is a 14-panel color display depicting the history and contributions of the Chinese in Santa Clara Valley through photographs and text. Corporations, community centers, organizations, and schools are welcome to reserve the 14-panel color display.

marketstreetMarket Street Chinatown Archaeology Project — The Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project is a research and education program developed to catalog, analyze, report, and curate a collection of artifacts that were excavated in 1985-1988 from the site of the Market Street Chinatown founded in the 1860s, which was once located at the intersections of Market and San Fernando Streets in downtown San Jose.

bookChinese in San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley — This exceptional story is told through compelling images from personal collections and institutional photographic archives under the auspices of the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP), whose founders, the late Lillian Gong-Guy and Gerrye Wong, are the principal authors of this book.

Home Base: A Chinatown called Heinlenville — Jessica Yu, an Oscar-winning producer of documentary films and the granddaughter of a leading Heinlenville resident, Col. John. C. Young, produced the Home Base video about Heinlenville, from the time that the previous Chinatown was destroyed by arson in 1887, through the destruction of the Ng Shing Gung temple in 1940 up to the late 1980s, when the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project raised funds to reconstruct the temple.

Chinatown, San Jose, USA — The focus of this book is the Chinese settlement of Heinlenville, located in San Jose, California from 1887-1931. The author, Connie Young Yu, draws on family records and correspondence, oral interviews with former residents, and newspaper accounts of the period. The story is told against a broad background of information on Chinese immigration and years of federal anti-Chinese legislation that set the stage for discrimination against the Chinese in San Jose and in other cities in California.

Golden Legacy curriculum — Golden Legacy is a set of curriculum materials on Chinese and Chinese American culture that won the 1994 Santa Clara County Reading Council Award. The Golden Legacy was produced as a joint project of the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project and the San Jose Historical Museum (now History San José).