San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization. The museum was founded in 1996 by the San Diego Chinese Historical Society under the leadership of its first three presidents: Sally Wong, Tom Hom, and Dr. Alexander Chuang. Charles Tyson donated the museum's current building, originally a Chinese mission located at 645 First Avenue, and in 1991, the City of San Diego graciously provided a piece of land in the original Chinatown area where the museum now resides.
Since opening in 1996, the museum has presented more than 47 exhibits highlighting the rich tradition of Chinese culture and history in San Diego and the world. The museum also features a library of books on Chinese culture and a tranquil garden with koi pond.
Annual and life-time memberships are available to the society and museum. As a privately funded, nonprofit organization, the museum depends upon the generosity of its members.
The mission of SDCHM is to collect, preserve, and share the Chinese American experience and Chinese history, culture, and art to educate our diverse community and its visitors.
Saturday, January 21, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m.
Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum will launch the international debut of Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age, which explores the seemingly impossible, yet technologically crucial Chinese typewriter — a machine that inputs a language with no alphabet, yet has more than 70,000 characters. The exhibition, curated by award-winning Stanford historian Dr. Tom Mullaney, will be at the Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Extension building at SDCHM from January 21 to April 16, 2017.
|Sunday||noon to 4 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Friday||10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
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