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    • April 24, 2022
    • June 30, 2022
    • CHSA, 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

    As a result of the generosity of a private donor's financial support, the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) is happy and grateful to announce that general admission tickets for We Are Bruce Lee have been chopped in half to $10 and the general admission tickets are discounted now through the month of June. While the exhibition is scheduled to run from April 24, 2022 through April 2025, this limited-time half-price offer is available only through June 2022.

    We Are Bruce Lee is a warm homecoming exhibition spotlighting this San Francisco Chinatown native. Through contributions from the Bruce Lee Foundation and premier Bruce Lee memorabilia collectors, you will experience a trove of rarely seen artifacts, historic photos, handwritten letters, video, film, artwork, graphical displays, and multimedia technology that collectively reveal Bruce’s personal philosophies on life and society. These lessons remain relevant in present day, a time currently fraught with xenophobia, racism, and social injustice.

    This exhibit offers unique perspectives of Bruce beyond martial arts and acting—as a visionary, athlete, thinker, and unifier who fought discrimination with uncanny strength, unwavering resilience, and profound engagement with a multicultural society. Come discover his evolution from a kid from Hong Kong to a global pioneering entrepreneur and his immortal influence on fans and followers across generations, backgrounds, and all walks of life.

    For more information: visit CHSA and We Are Bruce Lee.

    Click here to order tickets.

    • May 01, 2022
    • May 31, 2022
    • Online (via Zoom)


    To celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, the Chinese American Heritage Foundation (CAHF) will host a series of Zoom webinars including virtual visits to several Chinese American museums all over the country.

    Note: If the Talk has already occurred, a video recording of the Talk may be available for viewing.

    For more information:  view CAHF's List of Talks.

    • May 01, 2022
    • May 31, 2022


    The month of May in the United States is designated as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, also known as Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The time is set aside to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the culture and achievement of our nation. May was officially selected by Congress in 1992 to honor the first Japanese immigration to the United States on May 7, 1843. The month of May was also chosen to pay tribute to Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

    The term Asian Americans refer to Americans of Asian ancestry and a pan-ethnic group that includes diverse populations that have ancestral origins in East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Pacific Islanders include Americans from the Philippines, Hawaii, Samoa, Guam, and other countries in the Pacific basin.

    There are approximately 22 million Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. By population size--Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, and Pacific Islanders.

    Many educational presentations will be presented by PBS and other major and minor media outlets. Celebratory events are held by schools, universities, and other organizations.

    We hope you will celebrate often and learn much about the Asian/Pacific Islander Americans this month.

    • May 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • June 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Veterans Building in San Francisco, CA and USS Hornet in Alameda, CA

    To celebrate Chinese American military service from the Civil War to Afghanistan, the American Legion Cathay Post 384 and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) are sponsoring the national debut of the exhibition “Chinatown To Battleground”. The exhibition is designed and deployed by Montgomery Hom and CHCP Advisory Board Member Ron Chan, Co-Founders of the “Chinese American GI Project”.  There will be over 200 personal military artifacts from Hom’s collection. Custom-designed banners and multimedia elements will showcase how Chinese Americans fought in every theatre of war and proudly served in every branch of the armed forces.

    The exhibition will debut in San Francisco at the Veterans Building, Veterans Gallery Room 102, at 401 Van Ness Avenue, from May 4 - June 12, 2022.

    Concurrently, the USS Hornet, Sea, Air and Space Museum in Alameda, CA, features elements of the exhibition for AAPI month.  This Chinese American Veterans exhibit joins programs from the Japanese and Filipino American Veterans communities from May 1 - May 9, 2022.

    The “Chinatown to Battleground” exhibition will then make its Silicon Valley / South Bay debut during summer 2022. This exhibit is sponsored by the Chinese Historical & Cultural Project (CHCP) / Chinese American Historical Museum (CAHM). CHCP’s film and oral history project, “War and Remembrance,” will also be a part of the exhibition. CHCP President David Yick says “We want to recognize Chinese Americans as part of the fabric of America and highlight our military service accomplishments and patriotism. This exhibition integrates well with our film project and provides great synergies in building a better museum experience for our members and visitors. It is a great addition to CHCP’s recognition of Chinese American contributions to medicine, science, engineering and business.”

    This unique exhibition will be deployed later in a nationwide roadshow as a source of pride for the Chinese American community and its veterans.

    EXHIBITION HOURS:

    Veterans Building
    401 Van Ness Avenue, Ste. 102
    San Francisco, CA
    May 4 - June 12, 2022
    Wed through Sun 1PM - 6PM  (Mon and Tue Closed)
    For Latest Event Information: facebook.com/groups/chineseamericangiproject

    USS Hornet, Sea, Air and Space Museum
    707 West Hornet Ave.
    Alameda, CA
    May 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9  10AM - 5PM  (Tue, Wed, Thur Closed)
    For Additional Information: uss-hornet.org/

    Watch a trailer for the exhibition below:


    • May 28, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • 965 Clay Street San Francisco and 401 Van Ness Ave, Ste 102, San Francisco
    Registration is closed
    Are you a Bruce Lee Fan? 
    Do you want to know about the Chinese American War Veterans and their contributions in US History?

      


    Come join CHCP members for an exciting day of fun, learning, and meeting other members.

    Itinerary

    WE ARE BRUCE LEE • Chinese New Year Festival & Parade

    11:00 AM: Meet at CHSA (Chinese Historical Society of America)  Museum, 965 Clay Street,  San Francisco. Entrance fee $10.00 per person for the self guided tour of the museum and Bruce Lee Exhibit. It's FREE for NARM members. 


    12:45 PM: Lunch in Chinatown (restaurant tbd) 



    3:30 PM: Meet at the Veterans Memorial Building, 401 Van Ness Ave., Ste 102, San Francisco.  FREE Admission.  Ron Chan will be our tour guide and Docent.


    Transportation:
    Best via Carpooling.  Other options include BART and Caltrain.


    RSVP by May 25:

    RSVP to Liz Chew, CHCP Director at liz.chew@chcp.org or text to 408-712-2464.  No later than May 25 for lunch head count purposes.  If you have any inquires, please contact Liz. 

    Please include in RSVP whether you are able to help with carpooling by driving and indicate the city of residence, email address and phone contact.   If you need a ride, please supply the same information.  This will help with the transportation logistics.

    • June 04, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Chinese American Historical Museum, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

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

    Note the following health restrictions:

    • Face masks must be worn.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available.

    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.

    • June 04, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112

    * FREE * FUN * FAMILY EVENT *

    Saturday, June 4th, 2022  -  12:00pm to 2:30pm

    History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112

    • Race your very own Dragon Boat!
    • Learn about the Dragon Boat Festival through storytelling
    • Children’s Dragon Boat Festival craft activities
    • Chinese Joong Demonstration (rice dumpling traditionally served for the festival, similar to tamales)
    • Ride the Trolley Car
    • Visit the CAHM (Chinese American Historical Museum) - Open 11:00am to 3:30pm


    Event sponsored by CHCP (Chinese Historical & Cultural Project) and History San Jose


    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.


    • June 16, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online
    • June 18, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Chinese American Historical Museum, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

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

    Note the following health restrictions:

    • Face masks must be worn.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available.

    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.

Past events

May 22, 2022 CHCP Webinar Presentation: Uncovering Asian Experiences
May 21, 2022 SCCPA Preservation Awards Night
May 19, 2022 City of SJ: Heinlenville Groundbreaking Ceremony
May 15, 2022 CHCP Student Recognition Day
May 14, 2022 Pacific Grove Museum's Walk of Remembrance
May 07, 2022 PJIFF China Day
May 07, 2022 CA State Railroad Museum's Musical Performance: "All Aboard the Eastbound Train"
May 07, 2022 SCCLD Author Visit: "AAPIHM Month - The Soul of Hakone, Its History and Legacy"
May 04, 2022 ACCC Mother’s Day & AAPI Heritage Month Celebration
April 30, 2022 FCSN Talent Showcase
April 26, 2022 HSJ Virtual Open House for Teachers (Apr 26 & 27)
April 23, 2022 CHCP Visit to Iris Chang Park
April 22, 2022 CHCP Discount for PA Players Musical: "Allegiance" (thru May 22)
April 16, 2022 CPAA 30th Anniversary Gala: "An Ode to the Golden Tang"
April 05, 2022 Ching Ming
March 31, 2022 C100 Webcast: "Asian American Career Ceilings: Family Stories and Lessons"
March 14, 2022 CHCP Annual Membership Dinner
March 12, 2022 CATS Webinar: "A Wisp of a Woman: Poems from the Heart. Time with Flo Oy Wong"
March 12, 2022 CHCA Grand Opening Ceremony: "Silent Spikes: Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers"
March 09, 2022 CAMDC Webinar: "Women in Leadership Series: Military Service to Country"
March 08, 2022 AIISF Webinar: "Angel Island and A-Files"
March 05, 2022 CHCP Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
March 01, 2022 AACI Contest: "Growing Up Asian in America" (thru Mar 15)
February 27, 2022 1882 Foundation Talk Story: "The Forgotten Chinese of the Napa Valley 1870-1900"
February 19, 2022 CHCP in SF Chinese New Year Parade (also on TV thru 2/27)
February 11, 2022 CA State Parks' Gam Saan Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
February 08, 2022 CHS Webinar: "Working on the Railroads: Chinese Labor Contractors"
February 04, 2022 Santana Row Lunar New Year Celebration
February 01, 2022 Chinese New Year
January 24, 2022 CHCP Annual Membership Meeting
January 22, 2022 CHEC Cangdong Village Heritage Conference (thru Jan 23)
January 22, 2022 Angel Island Immigration Museum Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
January 22, 2022 CFHG Webinar: Welcoming the Year of the Tiger with Grace Young
January 12, 2022 CHCP Scholarship Applications Available (thru Mar 21)
January 08, 2022 Hidden Histories of SJ Japantown Guided Walking Tours (thru Feb 19)
January 01, 2022 CAH Museum Closed
December 24, 2021 CANCELLED: History Park Heritage Holiday Light Show (thru Jan 2)
December 18, 2021 CAH Museum Open (during Heritage Holiday Light Show)
December 17, 2021 1882 Foundation Talk Story Event: “Legacy: Film Screening and Discussion on the Summit Tunnel”
December 07, 2021 CAMDC Webinar: "Embroidery and Design: The Art of Chinese Opera Costumes"
December 07, 2021 MOCA on the Road comes to SF
December 04, 2021 CAH Museum Open (during Heritage Holiday Light Show)
November 17, 2021 BACGG Webinar: "West Against East - Chinese Medicine"
November 06, 2021 HSJ Celebration: "San José Roots: Celebrating Our Heritage"
October 30, 2021 CAH Museum Open (during Halloween Haunt Light Show)
October 28, 2021 C100 Webinar: "Racial Profiling among Scientists of Chinese Descent"
October 24, 2021 CANCELLED: History Park Children’s Halloween Haunt
October 18, 2021 CHCP Speaker Series Webinar: "Bonds of Sisterhood: Life and Success after Ming Quong"
October 16, 2021 CHCP SDCAP Orientation
October 14, 2021 HSJ Fundraiser: "Valley of Heart's Delight: Stop the Presses"
October 14, 2021 Double Nine Festival - Chung Yeung
October 01, 2021 Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest (thru Oct 10)
September 29, 2021 SJ City Council Ceremony of Apology to the Chinese
August 27, 2021 SCCLD Webinar: "The Untold Story of the 1887 Burning of SJ's Chinatown"
August 26, 2021 CHCP Speaker Series Webinar: "Chung Mei: Growing Up in an All-Chinese Boy's Orphanage"
August 14, 2021 Spirit of '45: CHCP Private Reception
August 14, 2021 Spirit of '45: CHCP SDCAP and WWII Film Celebration
August 12, 2021 LAHM Lecture: "Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush"
June 22, 2021 C100 Webcast: "Asian American Career Ceilings: Women in Corporations"
June 19, 2021 Hidden Histories of SJ Japantown Opening Celebration
June 12, 2021 CAH Museum Open for History Park 50th Anniversary
June 06, 2021 Stanford Webinar: "Asian American Heritage on the Stanford Campus"
May 31, 2021 CAAM Co-Produced White House Event Wraps AANHPI Heritage Month
May 30, 2021 CHCP Film Screening: Chinese American WWII Veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre
May 28, 2021 CATS Ukulele Fest
May 16, 2021 CHCP Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship Awards Ceremony
May 13, 2021 CAAMFest (thru May 23)
May 11, 2021 CHCP Speaker Series Webinar: "Pre-WWII Poetry of Chinese, Japanese, & Korean Immigrants with Comparison"
May 04, 2021 World Channel (PBS) Documentary: "Far East Deep South" (thru May 31)
April 22, 2021 Hakone Gardens Exhibit: “Hakone Gardens and Executive Order 9066” (thru Dec 31)
April 07, 2021 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival (thru April 20)
March 25, 2021 MESS Lecture: Chinese Cannery Workers in Salmon Canning Industry
February 13, 2021 HSJ Webinar: Lunar New Year in SJ
February 12, 2021 Chinese New Year
January 12, 2021 CHCP Scholarship Applications Available (thru Mar 17)
October 02, 2020 Silicon Valley Asian Pacific FilmFest (thru Oct 13)

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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