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CHSA seeks your stories through photographs, ephemera, and artifacts to tell the story of the Chinese in the Sunset District.

Chinese in the Sunset District is an upcoming exhibit being produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA).

Our mission is to interpret, promote, and preserve the social, cultural and political history, legacy and contributions of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs.

For the upcoming exhibit in November 2017, we wish to scan and use copies of photographs and souvenirs from outer and central Sunset residents, past and present. The copied work will become a part of CHSA’s photo archives in order to create a permanent record about the lives of Chinese Americans in the Sunset, specifically District 4 as it exists today.

To participate, please contact info at with the subject heading “Chinese in the Sunset,” or call 415-391-1188 x x109 to speak with a staff member or make an appointment to visit us at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco, California by July 31 August 14, 2017 (deadline extended!). We are especially in need of stories from millenials and newer residents who have moved into the Sunset in the past 5-10 years.

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Categories of interest for the exhibit:

Leisure – outings, sports, vacation, and hobbies
Celebration – parties, weddings, birthdays, festivals, holidays
Family life – family portraits, children gatherings meals

Social and Cultural Organizations – clubs, sport teams, faith communities, dance/performance groups, award ceremonies, volunteer work
Civic and Business Organizations – meetings, dinners
Political life – organizations, local political activities, rallies, meetings
Holidays and Celebrations – parties, dances, parades

Buildings – storefronts, theaters, restaurants, bars, homes, parks
Cultural events – dance and musical performance, art shows, festivals

People at Work, businesses, Performances

This research and exhibit is generously funded by:

The office of Katy Tang, San Francisco Board of Supervisors

San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC)