Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center

Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center The Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.
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Our mission is to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest. The Museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
1/2 block west of Wentworth Ave. and 3 blocks from the Chinatown station of the CTA's Red Line.

Operating as usual

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day! CAMOC will be open normally from 10am to 5pm. Chinese Americans have serv...
07/03/2021

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day! CAMOC will be open normally from 10am to 5pm.

Chinese Americans have served in every US military conflict since the Civil War. This 4th of July, we would also like to remember those who have fallen, and for all veterans to receive the recognition of service they deserve. CAMOC has a new mini exhibition opening up on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. It will honor Chinese American Veterans and cover the building of the Chinese American Veterans Memorial and the Congressional Gold Medal Award honoring the Chinese American Veterans of WWII.

Wishing you a happy and safe Independence Day! CAMOC will be open normally from 10am to 5pm.

Chinese Americans have served in every US military conflict since the Civil War. This 4th of July, we would also like to remember those who have fallen, and for all veterans to receive the recognition of service they deserve. CAMOC has a new mini exhibition opening up on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021. It will honor Chinese American Veterans and cover the building of the Chinese American Veterans Memorial and the Congressional Gold Medal Award honoring the Chinese American Veterans of WWII.

If you missed the first session, don't worry! The drawing session is back Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 3:30 to 5pm CT. ...
06/30/2021

If you missed the first session, don't worry! The drawing session is back Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 3:30 to 5pm CT. Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that live in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, using your imagination to transform them into your own fantastical creatures. Picture a flower with rabbit ears and wings of a dragonfly; or a bird with its house on its back, like a snail. The sky's the limit!

The drawing session will take place online. Registration is required. Drawing materials available upon registration for the first 25 participants. Please click on one of the links below to register.

Register here in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRSlSmoRT6a16m8zJMPebaAof-GU8RAe984CFluR6gsvuQQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1sDeTAojNGULL4bRZ9Rx042okO_YB9S5HtKgNu4cG-L2hoBK1p94_yXfk
Register here in Chinese: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynGfBYzc8dudwF55GMJjnen2XIF57B33yqfUrXT1f-ENGQQ/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0hqAqIQFt-tr-K7LYHz7gJZb_Ley7WO2PJNRs5XUvi9HwapWHaPZG-zZs

HAPPENING TOMORROW: The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is offering FREE vaccinations on Wednesday, June 30, 202...
06/29/2021

HAPPENING TOMORROW: The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is offering FREE vaccinations on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Vaccines available include Flu shots, Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis.

You are eligible to receive vaccines if you are aged 19 and over. Most vaccines are FREE (Hepatitis A and B include a minimum administrative fee) and provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health. No appointments are needed!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director, and Maggie Li, Program Coordinator, at (312) 225-8659. The MAHA office is located at 230 W Cermak Rd 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.

HAPPENING TOMORROW: The Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) is offering FREE vaccinations on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Vaccines available include Flu shots, Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis.

You are eligible to receive vaccines if you are aged 19 and over. Most vaccines are FREE (Hepatitis A and B include a minimum administrative fee) and provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health. No appointments are needed!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director, and Maggie Li, Program Coordinator, at (312) 225-8659. The MAHA office is located at 230 W Cermak Rd 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.

Are you vaccinated yet? Visit the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM ...
06/27/2021

Are you vaccinated yet? Visit the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for FREE vaccinations! Vaccines available include Flu shots, Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis.

You are eligible to receive vaccines if you are aged 19 and over. Most vaccines are FREE (Hepatitis A and B include a minimum administrative fee) and provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health. No appointments are needed!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director and Maggie Li, Program Coordinator at (312) 225-8659. The MAHA office is located at 230 W Cermak Rd 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.

Are you vaccinated yet? Visit the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for FREE vaccinations! Vaccines available include Flu shots, Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis.

You are eligible to receive vaccines if you are aged 19 and over. Most vaccines are FREE (Hepatitis A and B include a minimum administrative fee) and provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health. No appointments are needed!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director and Maggie Li, Program Coordinator at (312) 225-8659. The MAHA office is located at 230 W Cermak Rd 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is now open on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 2pm and weekends (Saturdays & Su...
06/26/2021

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is now open on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 2pm and weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) from 10am to 5pm.

Masks are still required for all staff and visitors. We will closely monitor the pandemic situation and may extend the reopening to more weekdays in the coming months. We have established protocols to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.

We're excited to see you soon! 👋

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) is now open on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 2pm and weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) from 10am to 5pm.

Masks are still required for all staff and visitors. We will closely monitor the pandemic situation and may extend the reopening to more weekdays in the coming months. We have established protocols to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.

We're excited to see you soon! 👋

Photos from Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community- CBCAC's post
06/25/2021

Photos from Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community- CBCAC's post

FIRST SESSION IS TOMORROW! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the ...
06/25/2021

FIRST SESSION IS TOMORROW! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that live in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, using your imagination to transform them into your own fantastical creatures. Picture a flower with rabbit ears and wings of a dragonfly; or a bird with its house on its back, like a snail. The sky's the limit!

The drawing session will take place online. Registration is required. Drawing materials available upon registration for the first 25 participants. Please click on one of the links below to register.

Register here in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRSlSmoRT6a16m8zJMPebaAof-GU8RAe984CFluR6gsvuQQ/viewform.

Register here in Chinese: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynGfBYzc8dudwF55GMJjnen2XIF57B33yqfUrXT1f-ENGQQ/viewform

TWO DATE OPTIONS: Saturday, June 26, 2021 or Saturday, July 24, 2021. Click on a registration link for session times. The workshops take place virtually over Zoom.

Visit the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for FREE vac...
06/24/2021

Visit the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for FREE vaccinations! Vaccines available include Flu shots, Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis.

You are eligible to receive vaccines if you are aged 19 and over. Most vaccines are FREE (Hepatitis A and B include a minimum administrative fee) and provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health. No appointments are needed!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director, and Maggie Li, Program Coordinator, at (312) 225-8659. The MAHA office is located at 230 W Cermak Rd 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.

Visit the Midwest Asian Health Association (MAHA) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM for FREE vaccinations! Vaccines available include Flu shots, Pneumonia, Tetanus, Hepatitis A and B, and Meningitis.

You are eligible to receive vaccines if you are aged 19 and over. Most vaccines are FREE (Hepatitis A and B include a minimum administrative fee) and provided by the Chicago Department of Public Health. No appointments are needed!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hong Liu, Executive Director, and Maggie Li, Program Coordinator, at (312) 225-8659. The MAHA office is located at 230 W Cermak Rd 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60616.

FIRST SESSION IS THIS WEEKEND! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of ...
06/22/2021

FIRST SESSION IS THIS WEEKEND! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that live in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, using your imagination to transform them into your own fantastical creatures. Picture a flower with rabbit ears and wings of a dragonfly; or a bird with its house on its back, like a snail. The sky's the limit!

The drawing session will take place online. Registration is required. Drawing materials available upon registration for the first 25 participants. Please click on one of the links below to register.

Register here in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRSlSmoRT6a16m8zJMPebaAof-GU8RAe984CFluR6gsvuQQ/viewform.

Register here in Chinese: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynGfBYzc8dudwF55GMJjnen2XIF57B33yqfUrXT1f-ENGQQ/viewform

TWO DATE OPTIONS: Saturday, June 26, 2021 or Saturday, July 24, 2021. Click on a registration link for session times. The workshops take place virtually over Zoom.

FIRST SESSION IS NEXT SATURDAY! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of...
06/19/2021

FIRST SESSION IS NEXT SATURDAY! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that live in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, using your imagination to transform them into your own fantastical creatures. Picture a flower with rabbit ears and wings of a dragonfly; or a bird with its house on its back, like a snail. The sky's the limit!

The drawing session will take place online. Registration is required. Drawing materials available upon registration for the first 25 participants. Please click on one of the links below to register.

Register here in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRSlSmoRT6a16m8zJMPebaAof-GU8RAe984CFluR6gsvuQQ/viewform.

Register here in Chinese: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynGfBYzc8dudwF55GMJjnen2XIF57B33yqfUrXT1f-ENGQQ/viewform

TWO DATE OPTIONS: Saturday, June 26, 2021 or Saturday, July 24, 2021. Click on a registration link for session times. The workshops take place virtually over Zoom.

06/17/2021

Join Consumer Action on Tuesday, June 29, from 12pm - 1:30pm CT, for this FREE webinar: Share Financial Data with Care—a training that will focus on expanding consumer awareness of financial data sharing practices. The webinar will feature presentations by Ben Isaacson, senior vice president of product strategy at The Clearing House; Linda Jun, senior policy counsel for Americans for Financial Reform; and Erin Ross, digital product manager for PNC.

The webinar will cover:
- How financial information is stored, used and sold
- Financial app practices and how consumers can gain control over their data
- What consumers can do to protect their privacy when using FinTech apps and tools
- How to become familiar with and use the tools and services offered by banks
- Resources, tips and tools that consumers can use to ensure that their financial information is protected

Register for the FREE webinar here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7798996919469214990
#CAWebinars

FIRST SESSION IS NEXT WEEK! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the...
06/16/2021

FIRST SESSION IS NEXT WEEK! Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that live in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, using your imagination to transform them into your own fantastical creatures. Picture a flower with rabbit ears and wings of a dragonfly; or a bird with its house on its back, like a snail. The sky's the limit!

The drawing session will take place online. Registration is required. Drawing materials available upon registration for the first 25 participants. Please click on one of the links below to register.

Register here in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRSlSmoRT6a16m8zJMPebaAof-GU8RAe984CFluR6gsvuQQ/viewform.

Register here in Chinese: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynGfBYzc8dudwF55GMJjnen2XIF57B33yqfUrXT1f-ENGQQ/viewform

TWO DATE OPTIONS: Saturday, June 26, 2021 or Saturday, July 24, 2021. Click on a registration link for session times. The workshops take place virtually over Zoom.

Tomorrow there will be a Zoom event for a new film entitled "When Home is Elsewhere." It is a work-in-progress and a seq...
06/16/2021
Inside the Cutting Room: Alvin Tsang's Film, WHEN HOME IS ELSEWHERE

Tomorrow there will be a Zoom event for a new film entitled "When Home is Elsewhere." It is a work-in-progress and a sequel to Reunification.

Filmmaker Alvin Tsang will be sharing some scenes and have a discussion with the film's co-producer/artist Siyan Wong.

It is still not too late to register for this event here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-cutting-room-alvin-tsangs-film-when-home-is-elsewhere-tickets-155880700371

Inside the Cutting Room: Conversation with filmmaker Alvin Tsang and scenes from WHEN HOME IS ELSEWHERE

Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that liv...
06/13/2021

Join an artist-led online session for children and families to learn how to draw some of the plants and animals that live in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor, using your imagination to transform them into your own fantastical creatures. Picture a flower with rabbit ears and wings of a dragonfly; or a bird with its house on its back, like a snail. The sky's the limit!

The drawing session will take place online. Registration is required. Drawing materials available upon registration for the first 25 participants. Please click on one of the links below to register.

Register here in English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflRSlSmoRT6a16m8zJMPebaAof-GU8RAe984CFluR6gsvuQQ/viewform.

Register here in Chinese: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeynGfBYzc8dudwF55GMJjnen2XIF57B33yqfUrXT1f-ENGQQ/viewform

TWO DATE OPTIONS: Saturday, June 26, 2021 or Saturday, July 24, 2021. Click on a registration link for session times. The workshops take place virtually over Zoom.

Many thanks to State Rep. Theresa Mah for offering a House Resolution No. 367 to honor late Chinese American Veteran Tho...
06/10/2021

Many thanks to State Rep. Theresa Mah for offering a House Resolution No. 367 to honor late Chinese American Veteran Thomas "Tommy" Lee of Chicago, who passed away away on February 27, 2020. She provided a copy of the Resolution to CAMOC ED Ben Lau as Tommy was a longtime, committed volunteer at CAMOC.

The Immigration Station at Angel Island was the point of entry for most of the approximately 175,000 Chinese immigrants ...
06/10/2021
Angel Island Virtual Tour

The Immigration Station at Angel Island was the point of entry for most of the approximately 175,000 Chinese immigrants from 1910-40. If you missed the exciting virtual tour of this facility led by California State Park Interpreter II Casey Dexter-Lee, you can watch it again here on CAMOC Chicago YouTube Channel:
https://youtu.be/QO8a2TuzLIk

The Immigration Station at Angel Island served as an immigration port between 1910 and 1940, designed to process Chinese immigrants whose entry was restricte...

Thank you for joining us on social media and our virtual events in celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth! Just because the m...
05/31/2021

Thank you for joining us on social media and our virtual events in celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth! Just because the month is over, doesn't mean your support has to end! If you enjoyed what we shared this month, please consider becoming a member at the museum. Donations starting at $30 come with museum memberships.

CAMOC currently has a new mini exhibition "Era of Opulence: Chinese Fine Dining," which opened in April. Experience the fascinating story of Chinese restaurants from the early 20th century, featuring King Joy Lo, which was sophisticated, extravagant, and also politically motivated! On display April-September, 2021.

On November 11, 2021, the mini exhibition "Chinese American Veterans: The American Heroes" will open to the public. This exhibition opens on Veterans Day, in honor of the Chinese American Veterans, the building of the Chinese American Veterans Memorial, and the Congressional Gold Medal Award honoring Chinese American Veterans of WWII.

The museum is also open on weekends from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Group visits by appointment only. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thank you for joining us on social media and our virtual events in celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth! Just because the month is over, doesn't mean your support has to end! If you enjoyed what we shared this month, please consider becoming a member at the museum. Donations starting at $30 come with museum memberships.

CAMOC currently has a new mini exhibition "Era of Opulence: Chinese Fine Dining," which opened in April. Experience the fascinating story of Chinese restaurants from the early 20th century, featuring King Joy Lo, which was sophisticated, extravagant, and also politically motivated! On display April-September, 2021.

On November 11, 2021, the mini exhibition "Chinese American Veterans: The American Heroes" will open to the public. This exhibition opens on Veterans Day, in honor of the Chinese American Veterans, the building of the Chinese American Veterans Memorial, and the Congressional Gold Medal Award honoring Chinese American Veterans of WWII.

The museum is also open on weekends from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Group visits by appointment only. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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238 W 23rd St
Chicago, IL
60616

Opening Hours

Wednesday 9:30am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(312) 949-1000

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Plan and create exhibitions revolving Chinese American communities (Chicagoland in particular)
Organize public lectures
(see 2012's Chinatown Centennial Lectures:
Celebrating 100 Years of Chicago Chinatown)
Conduct research on the history of Chinese-Americans in Midwestern America
Collect objects, photographs, and documents relevant to Chinese American history
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Our mission is to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest. The Museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616 1/2 block west of Wentworth Ave. and 3 blocks from the Chinatown station of the CTA's Red Line.

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