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09/01/20 SJ City Council Meeting: “Future Japantown Park Name”

September 01, 2020 6:30 PM | Edith Gong (Administrator)

By Christian Jochim, 2020 CHCP Secretary

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CHCP successfully spearheaded a letter-writing campaign to urge the SJ City Council to vote for the “Heinlenville Park” name for a new Japantown park. The park is to be located where the former Heinlenville Chinatown existed from 1887 to 1931.

CHCP, founded in 1987 to rebuild the replica Ng Shing Gung temple in History Park, has long identified with the temple’s original home of Heinlenville, not only by featuring the rebuilt temple as its Chinese American Historical Museum, but also by promoting the video “Home Base: A Chinatown Called Heinlenville” and by offering a Heinlen Award for extraordinary contributions to preserving Chinese American culture by local non-Chinese Americans.

The recording of the proceedings of the City Council meeting can be viewed below. Listen to CHCP Director Brenda Hee Wong speak at time 3:01:00 of the proceedings.


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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