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    • April 22, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • December 31, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Hakone Estate and Gardens, 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070


    “HAKONE GARDENS AND EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066”

    Hakone Foundation Opens Exhibit on Japanese American Internment

    Hakone Foundation is proud to present a new exhibition, “Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066” at the Cultural Exchange Center. The exhibit features an untold story of Hakone’s long-time gardener, James Sasaki, and his American-born family, imprisoned in Topaz, Utah Internment Camp during WWII.

    The Sasakis’ incarceration was the experience of more than 120,000 persons of Japanese descent, two-thirds of them American-born citizens, held at ten camps in desolate areas of the western United States. Along with the Sasaki family’s story of internment, the exhibit also shares the stories of two of Hakone’s trustees. Reiko Iwanaga tells of her experience as a child interned with her family at Amache, Colorado, and Patti Workman recounts how her mother was incarcerated at Amache and her father at Manzanar, both as teenagers. The exhibit features photographs of the forced evacuation, scenes of life at Amache and Poston, family memorabilia and rare family photos of “camp”.

    This exhibit is produced by Ann Waltonsmith, Hakone Foundation chairperson, and Connie Young Yu, Hakone Foundation trustee and CHCP Advisory Board Member/Historian, who are co-authors of the new book, Hakone Estate and Gardens, Arcadia Publishing Co. Says Ann Waltonsmith, “With the surge in anti-Asian violence and xenophobia in America, we felt now was the time to show a chapter in American history that must never be forgotten or repeated.”

    The book will be available for purchase beginning May 3rd at the Hakone Gift Shop both on site and online (Hakone.com) and also directly through Arcadia Press. Price is $21.99. The book is featured in a 5/11/21 San Jose Mercury News article.

    The exhibit will run to the end of December. Hakone Estate and Gardens, one of the premier sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located at 21000 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA.

    For Admission:  see https://www.hakone.com/visitor-info



    • August 07, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Chinese American Historical Museum, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

    The Chinese American Historical Museum  is housed in the Ng Shing Gung building, which is part of History Park, located in Kelley Park, San Jose.

    NOTE: Face masks are highly recommended !

    Admission: Free

    Parking: Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue ($fee).

    Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th St., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History Park entrance is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($fee) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

    Bus: VTA Bus line 73 stops at Senter Rd. and Phelan Ave., half a block from the History Park entrance.

     


    Visit our Museum page for more information, a slideshow, and to take a virtual tour of the museum.

    • August 14, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Chinese American Historical Museum, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

    The Chinese American Historical Museum will be open for History San Jose (HSJ)'s Spirit of '45 Living History Day on Saturday August 14. The Chinese American Historical Museum is housed in the Ng Shing Gung building, which is part of History Park, located in Kelley Park, San Jose.

    CHCP will also be screening their WWII film: "Our Story of War and Remembrance: Chinese American WWII Veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre."  For more details, view CHCP's Spirit of '45 event.

    NOTE: Face masks are highly recommended !

    Park Admission for Living History Day:
       General Admission      $10
       Children 6-11                $5
       Children 5 & under      Free
       CHCP Members            $5    (*See Note below)

    *NOTE:  Use the link below to purchase CHCP member admission tickets:  select "Living History Day Member Admissions" and enter the Membership Code which will be emailed to CHCP members.

    PLEASE BUY ADMISSION TICKETS ONLINE:  click here

    Parking: Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue ($10 fee).

    Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th St., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History Park entrance is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($10 fee) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

    Bus: VTA Bus line 73 stops at Senter Rd. and Phelan Ave., half a block from the History Park entrance.

     


    Visit our Museum page for more information, a slideshow, and to take a virtual tour of the museum.

    • August 14, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM (PDT)
    • Firehouse 2nd Floor, History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
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    For History San Jose (HSJ)'s Spirit of '45 Living History Day, History Park will be transformed back to the 1940s with live big band music, swing dancing, vintage fashion and vintage car shows, a WWII tent city, Victory parade, food trucks, and activities for the whole family! Period attire encouraged!

    CHCP will be participating by screening their WWII film: "Our Story of War and Remembrance: Chinese American WWII Veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre." The stories of four Chinese American veterans from the San Francisco Bay Area are featured in this moving documentary of patriotism, as they served to defend the America that had denied them rights under the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Through interviews of the veterans, the CHCP film project team of both students and adults hopes to honor, celebrate and preserve the legacy of the Chinese American WWII veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre.

    In addition, high school and college students from CHCP's Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP) will be recognized by CHCP for their hard work, serving as docents in the Chinese American Historical Museum as well as volunteering for other CHCP activities.

    The Chinese American Historical Museum will also be open to visitors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

    NOTE: Face masks are highly recommended !

    Park Admission for Living History Day:
       General Admission      $10
       Children 6-11                $5
       Children 5 & under      Free
       CHCP Members            $5    (*See Note below)

    *NOTE:  Use the link below to purchase CHCP member admission tickets:  select "Living History Day Member Admissions" and enter the Membership Code which will be emailed to CHCP members.

    PLEASE BUY ADMISSION TICKETS ONLINE:  click here

    Parking: Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue ($10 fee).

    Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th St., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History Park entrance is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($10 fee) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

    Bus: VTA Bus line 73 stops at Senter Rd. and Phelan Ave., half a block from the History Park entrance.

    RECEPTION INFORMATION:

    NOTE: The RSVP-only Reception is a PRIVATE event and details will be forthcoming.

    • August 14, 2021
    • 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM (PDT)
    • Firehouse 2nd Floor, History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose CA 95112
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    !!!    THIS IS A TEST ONLY    !!!

    A Private Reception hosted by CHCP for the celebration of the completion of their WWII film, "Our Story of War and Remembrance: Chinese American WWII Veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre," will follow the screening of the WWII film, as part of CHCP's participation in History San Jose (HSJ)'s Spirit of '45 Living History Day.

    NOTE: 

    • If you plan on attending the Private Reception, you must RSVP by registering. A Registration Code is needed to register and will be emailed to invitees. The last day to register for the reception is August 10, 2021.
    • For Park Admission, CHCP members can purchase Living History Day Member Admission tickets by using a Membership Code which will be emailed to CHCP members. For more information and to purchase admission tickets, visit CHCP's Spirit of '45 event.
    • August 21, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (PDT)
    • Chinese American Historical Museum, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

    The Chinese American Historical Museum  is housed in the Ng Shing Gung building, which is part of History Park, located in Kelley Park, San Jose.

    Admission: Free

    Parking: Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue ($fee).

    Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th St., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History Park entrance is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($fee) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.

    Bus: VTA Bus line 73 stops at Senter Rd. and Phelan Ave., half a block from the History Park entrance.

     


    Visit our Museum page for more information, a slideshow, and to take a virtual tour of the museum.

Museum Address:

History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112

In Ng Shing Gung Building

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5366
San Jose, CA 95150-5366

Email: info@chcp.org

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project

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