Exhibits currently showing at CHSA:
A transcontinental railroad was the dream of President Lincoln to unite the country. Chinese workers played a critical role in the completion of what General Sherman called “the work of giants.” 12,000 Chinese workers labored on this tremendous task and yet were not recognized or included in the celebration, … Read More »
Creative Spaces is CHSA’s new exhibition program that continues our museum’s mission to incorporate artistic expression within the narrative of Chinese America. Artists, designers, curators and educators are invited to propose unique concepts for interpreting and presenting history in museum spaces. The two artists selected to launch our new project … Read More »
CHSA is proud to present the Julia Morgan Legacy Project, created as part of the 2012 Julia Morgan Festival. Our focus is on the legacy, architecture, and impact of the Julia Morgan designed Chinese YWCA building, which currently houses the CHSA Museum.
Remembering 1882 explores the historical debate around the Exclusion Act from its origins through its full repeal in 1968, the civil rights struggle of Chinese Americans and allies, and the historic importance of habeas corpus in the Chinese American community.
This bilingual exhibit tells the history of Chinese Americans in the United States, documented by the large wave of immigration that began in the 19th century to the prolific presence of Chinese in American society today.
Photographs and artifacts focus on the contributions made by Chinese laborers in the development of … Read More »