The Chinese of America, Toward A More Perfect Union

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 the fishing, railroad, mining, and agriculture industries in the American West.

Curated in 2001, this exhibition served thousands of CHSA visitors for over a decade. In 2015, a decision was made to refresh our museum space to make room for new programs and exhibitions. Continue to visit our website and social media outlets to learn about our latest developments.

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965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108



Mon – Tue: Closed
Wed – Sun: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.