The CHSA Museum thanks you all for making our 2012 a dynamic and extremely productive year. Highlights of this past year:
- Over 10,000 visitors viewed our varied exhibits and programs promoting the historic contributions of Chinese in America.
- We offered 89 programs including 19 exhibits or associated events, 17 museum theater performances, 10 other performances, 36 tours, as well as book readings, lectures and networking events.
- Our website and online resource on Chinese American history www.chsa.org received over 26,000 unique visitors, recording 83,000 page views, and our YouTube video channel recorded over 10,000 views.
- We launched a revamped version of himmarklai.org featuring over 300 of the revered historian Him Mark Lai’s articles exploring Chinese American history, speeches and lectures, as well as research materials.
- We significantly expanded our communication with the public through Facebook (over 2,500 “likes” on our fan page), our newly designed electronic newsletter, and our Bulletin.
- The passage by the US House of Representatives of H. Res. 683, which expresses regret for the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. CHSA played a key role in creating this historic moment, launching its Remembering 1882 public awareness campaign over five years ago.
- Collaborating with the Israeli Consulate and journalist Manli Ho to show the exhibition On the Wings of the Phoenix: Dr. Feng Shan Ho & the Rescue of the Austrian Jews as part of the Israel China Cultural Festival
- Supporting the launch of Phil Choy’s new book San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to Its History and Architecture
- The ground-breaking exhibit Remnants: Artists Respond to the Chinese American experience
- The launch of the CHSA Museum internship program involving young people in the preservation and interpretation of Chinese American history
- The continuing work of CHSA Artist in Residence Charlie Chin with his engaging museum theater performances and music concerts
- Yet another fabulous Voice and Vision gala, which honored historian Connie Young Yu, journalist Manli Ho, and Congresswoman Judy Chu
While this year was a tremendous success in promoting the broad visibility of Chinese Americans locally and nationally, CHSA, like other non-profit organizations, is facing an end of the year shortfall. Your contribution at this time would help us close the gap and allow us to begin 2013 – our 50th Anniversary Year – with new initiatives during this period of unprecedented opportunities for the telling of the remarkable story of the Chinese American experience.
Donate to the Chinese Historical Society of America today, and help support CHSA in promoting the history, culture, and legacy of Chinese Americans! All contributions are tax deductible (Federal Tax ID#94-6122446).