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.
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.
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: