Traveling Exhibits

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Earthquake: The Chinatown Story


Chinatown was a bustling neighborhood with many businesses, temples, and associations. When the 1906 Earthquake hit the city, it destroyed large parts of the city. Fires caused by the troops completely decimated Chinatown, leaving the neighborhood in ashes and its citizens fleeing to neighbor districts and cities. Starting on … Read More »

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Detained at Liberty’s Door

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Detained at Liberty’s Door traces the formation of the Angel Island Immigration Station and highlights the inspiring story of Mrs. Lee Yoke Suey, the wife of a native-born citizen who was detained for more than 15 months on Angel Island. Only an association with one of California’s most powerful … Read More »

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The Architecture of San Francisco’s Chinatown

The Architecture of San Francisco Chinatown

The striking architecture of Chinatown is explored from its beginnings in the mid-19 century through the rebuilding following the Great Earthquake & Fire of 1906 to its presence as one of the country’s most vibrant and enduring neighborhoods.
Featuring an interactive walking tour map, digital images,  and special objects, the … Read More »

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Remembering 1882


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.

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