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San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum

404 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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.

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Sunday 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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