CHSA is proud to share its special collections of Chinese American art and artifacts with the general public. Find out more about our collections, which can be viewed at the museum.
CHSA began a project of digitizing our photography collection and posting it online to History Pin, thanks to our faithful volunteer, Nancy Fong. History Pin is a global history project that allows you to compare historic photos to their modern day locations. While allowing you to explore the … Read More »
Kublai Khan was a nightclub founded by Eddie Pond in the 1940s featuring all-Chinese and sometimes Asian cast members singing and dancing to the popular music of the time. These performers shattered traditional stereotypes of the Chinese American community while demonstrating their participation in mainstream society and popular culture … Read More »
The Chinese Historical Society of America recently rediscovered eight watercolor paintings by renowned Chinese-American artist Jake Lee. As a steward of the Chinese American community narrative, CHSA is extremely proud to bring these spectacular paintings back to their home in San Francisco.
On permanent display in the CHSA Wells Fargo Learning Center is an historic mural by James Leong (1929-2011), “One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America.” James Leong was born in San Francisco Chinatown. His work as reporter and ad salesman for the Chinese Press put him on … Read More »
The Chinatown Miniatures Collection was acquired by CHSA in 2004, as a donation from the artist, Frank Wong. This donation consisted of seven miniatures of scenes of Chinatown. Six of the miniatures (“Kitchen”, “Shoeshine Stand”, “Chinese New Year”, “Chinese Laundry”, “Christmas Scene”, and “Single Room Occupancy”) are on permanent … Read More »