CHSA’s new permanent exhibition!

We did it! On November 5, 2016, after four months of preparation, CHSA opened Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion (CAEI), to hundreds of visitors and rave reviews. A gift from the New-York Historical Society, CAEI traces the Chinese American experience since the beginning of trade between United States and China in 1784 through the turbulent struggle for equal rights and opportunities in this country. Highlights of the exhibition are the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the immigration detention center experience at Angel Island, and the iconic Jake Lee watercolor paintings depicting key moments in Chinese American history. For this version of CAEI, CHSA added a West Coast focus, bringing to light San Francisco Bay Area stories. Plan your visit today!