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    • September 01, 2022
    • November 27, 2022
    • Online



    • October 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • October 02, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • Departs from California State Railroad Museum, 111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814

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    NOTE: THE TOUR IS FULL; NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.



    • October 01, 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.

    • October 02, 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Firehouse 2nd floor, History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

    An Orientation for CHCP's Student Docent Cultural Ambassador Program (SDCAP)  will be held at History Park in San Jose. Come and contribute to preserving, educating and promoting Chinese and Chinese American history and culture! This program is open to high school/college students and their parents.

    The Orientation is on October 2 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, with lunch provided.

    Morning activities will introduce CHCP, History Park, SDCAP, members (returning and new) and oral communication tips. A docent training manual with a special tour of the Chinese American Historical Museum follows lunch, along with specific information about SDCAP events and projects for 2022-2023.

    To reserve your spot and your training material, please RSVP by September 25 to: SDCAP Chair/CHCP Director Brenda Wong: (H) 408-946-4015, (C) 408-228-2424, or brenda.wong@chcp.org. Parents are also welcome to RSVP to attend the Orientation.

    For SDCAP applications and more information:  visit our Volunteer page. For students and parents ready to join, emailing your application(s) to brenda.wong@chcp.org prior to Oct. 2 would be most helpful.

    NOTE: Face masks are to be worn indoors when not eating.

    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.

    • October 04, 2022

    Click to enlargeThe Double Nine Festival, or Chung Yeung Festival, is observed on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

    Similar to the Ching Ming Festival in spring, the Chung Yeung Festival is when entire families pay their respects to their deceased ancestors by visiting their graves, bringing fresh flowers and traditional Chinese food, such as roast pig, fruit, buns and cakes. The food is laid out in front of the headstone as an offering to their ancestors' deceased spirits, and is later consumed. They also clean the gravesite, and may burn incense and imitation paper money.

     2022 date  October 4
     2023 date  October 23


    See also:  Ching Ming  - Grave Sweeping Day


    • October 06, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • History Park, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose CA 95112

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    Please join History San José (HSJ) on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 5:30-9:30 pm at History Park as they honor Rod Diridon, Sr. and open the new exhibit at the Trolley Barn: "Rod Diridon, Sr., A Lifetime of Public Service."

    This year’s Fund-A-Need will go towards restoring History Park’s newest historic building, the 1869 Coyote Train Depot, one of the oldest train depots in the Santa Clara Valley. Not only will the depot enhance the transportation corner of History Park, it will also allow History San José to create school programs around the transportation history of the Valley and offer a new attraction to the over 100,000 visitors who currently attend their cultural events and engage in their hands-on experiences.

    Please share History San José’s vision of preserving and celebrating the local history and help in honoring Rod by purchasing tickets or becoming an event sponsor for the 2022 Valley of Heart’s Delight fundraiser. Your contribution will help maintain History San José’s position as one of the leading cultural institutions in Northern California.

    For more information: https://historysanjose.org/get-involved/valley-of-hearts-delight-annual-fundraiser

    CLICK HERE to buy tickets or make a donation.

    • October 11, 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online (via Zoom)

    Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 6:30 PM PDT

    Part II - Uncovering and Memorializing the Hidden Stories of Your Family's Past

    The Practical Research Techniques and Methods that Led to "Three Coins" and "The All-American Crew"

    (NOTE: This presentation will NOT be recorded.)

    The Bay Area Chinese Genealogy Group (BACGG) invites you to join them on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. for a Zoom meeting featuring author and historian Dr. Russell N. Low, whose passion for research, family history, and storytelling resulted in his recently published novels entitled “Three Coins” and “The All-American Crew.” 

    Part I of this BACGG presentation series was presented by Russell on  July 16: "From Mui Tsai to World War II Heroes – A Multigenerational Tale of Courage, Resilience, & Diversity.”

    Here is Russell’s description of what he will share with us in Part II:

    We will explore the decades-long research process that led to my uncovering the previously unknown family stories that became the books "Three Coins" and "The All-American Crew."

    Memorializing your family story is essential to preserve what you have spent years uncovering. You can create a book, photo book, documentary, or video. Choosing the right format depends upon your interests and skills. I will discuss how I wrote "Three Coins" and "The All-American Crew."

    Finally, I will discuss the pros and cons of publishing your work by using traditional publishers vs. self-publishing.

    CLICK HERE to register for the Zoom presentation.

    • October 15, 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.

    • October 27, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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    The 9th San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival (SFNCFF) will be held in San Francisco from Oct. 27th to 30th. The Film Festival provides an international platform for all film lovers, professional filmmakers, and film/media students who love filmmaking to stand out. Filmmakers and film lovers are welcome to join and gather in San Francisco for the grand event!

    The SFNCFF opening ceremony on Oct. 27 is free and commences with a red ribbon cutting, short documentary screening and panel discussion with documentary Director Min Zhou and feature film Director Tina Kong.

    Click to enlargeDirector Zhou will screen CHCP's WWII film, Our Story of War and Remembrance: Chinese American WWII Veterans of the China-Burma-India Theatre, a moving documentary of patriotism, created by a CHCP film project team of both students and adults who told the stories of four Chinese American veterans from the San Francisco Bay Area through interviews of the veterans and their family members. After the screening, Director Zhou will introduce and recognize CHCP film project members and the Bay Area veterans featured in the documentary .

    Director Zhou will also introduce her new film project about the Chinese American Flying Tiger Pilots.

Past events

September 29, 2022 AIISF Watch Party: Animated Histories of Angel Island
September 26, 2022 Russell Low Presentation: Heroes in the Skies over the Pacific in WWII
September 17, 2022 CHCP 35th Anniversary Gala
September 17, 2022 CAH Museum Closed
September 16, 2022 AIISF Talk: "Preventing Erasure: How the Angel Island Immigration Station Was Saved"
September 10, 2022 CAMDC Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
September 08, 2022 NEA Big Read Webinar: "Profits of Labor: A History of California's Chinese Immigrant Miners, Merchants, and Workers"
September 03, 2022 CAH Museum Open
August 27, 2022 Peony Performing Arts presents Cantonese Opera Performances (thru Aug 28)
August 27, 2022 SF Autumn Moon Festival (thru Aug 28)
August 26, 2022 Soaring Dragon Endeavors' Play: "White Sky, Falling Dragon" (thru Sept 4)
August 13, 2022 CHCP Celebrates Spirit of '45: Living History Day
July 27, 2022 C100 Webinar: "AAPI Curriculum: Why is it important and how to expand access?"
July 24, 2022 CHCP Speaker Series: Reminiscing on Resilience and Kinship (in-person)
July 24, 2022 CHCP Speaker Series: Reminiscing on Resilience and Kinship (Zoom)
July 18, 2022 CAMDC Workshop: "Wellness Wise: What's in your Diet?"
July 16, 2022 BACGG Presentation: "From Mui Tsai to World War II Heroes – A Multigenerational Tale of Courage, Resilience, & Diversity”
July 09, 2022 CHCP Speaker Series: Wine Industry Insights and Tasting
June 16, 2022 APALI 25th Anniversary Celebration
June 04, 2022 CHCP Mini Dragon Boat Festival Celebration
June 01, 2022 CATS Artistic Challenge: "How We Can Make the World a Better Place" (thru Aug 15)
May 28, 2022 CHCP Trip to SF - Bruce Lee & Chinatown to Battleground Exhibits
May 26, 2022 World Channel Documentary: "Chinatown Rising" (thru June 25)
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
May 01, 2022 Chinese American GI Project Exhibition: "Chinatown to Battleground" (thru June 12)
May 01, 2022 CAHF AAPI Talks (thru May 31)
May 01, 2022 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (thru May 31)
April 30, 2022 FCSN Talent Showcase
April 26, 2022 HSJ Virtual Open House for Teachers (Apr 26 & 27)
April 24, 2022 CHSA Half-Price Tickets for "We Are Bruce Lee" (thru June 30)
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 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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