Enhance any trip to our museum with one of our educational programs. These programs provide an in-depth exploration of the content inside Chinese Historical Society of America Museum as well as utilize Chinatown as an educational learning space. Listed below are the types of programming that we offer and a brief description of what these programs would entail. (All programs are about an hour long. Programs could be modified and extended if desired. Price would adjust accordingly). If you are ready to make a reservation please click on the following link: Group Reservation Form
Workshop Facilitation: Groups will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop in which a specific topic/theme will be explored. After the workshop, individuals will have the opportunity to explore how the topic/theme presents itself in the gallery. The current themes that we have are listed below:
Docent Tour: Groups would have the presence of a docent while they explore the museum’s gallery. Docent will be provided an in-depth explanation of the artifacts that are found in the Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion exhibition.
Walking Tour: Through storytelling and the engagement of their senses, individuals will tour the crowded streets and alleys of San Francisco Chinatown with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll learn about the historic and cultural development of this community and reasons of Chinatown’s distinctive architecture, and social significance of the neighborhood. Walking tours are available for groups 10 or more. If you’re not part of a group but would still like to participate in a walking tour, please check out our events page for drop-in walking tours.
Traditional Folktale (Recommended for K-3rd grade): Hear stories from China that have traveled over the sea to America. CHSA Artist-in-Residence and renowned storyteller Charlie Chin will entertain young children with stories and fables. A performance of classic myths and legends in the traditional teahouse style. Hear stories of heroes and heroines of China’s 4,000 year history. This program is currently being modified. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an updated status of this work shop.
History Alive!: History comes alive in these theater programs. The audience interacts with a living personage who provides an eyewitness account of historical events. These characters will retell their life stories and engage audiences in a rich portrait of Chinese American experiences. Each program is in the traditional Chautauquan format, an actor gives a monologue of a character, takes questions from the audience and later steps out of character giving a background of which the program was created. A character based on oral histories and written accounts will retell life stories containing different themes of Chinese American history. This program is currently being modified. Please email email@example.com to receive an updated status of this work shop. Museum theater capacity is 50 seats. The following link will provide a description of our History Alive Programs
Recommended group size for docent or walking tours is 20 people, but up to 30 people can be accommodated.
Check our School Groups Calendar below for available dates and times >