San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum SDCHM's mission is to educate and inspire by preserving and celebrating the richness of Chinese history, art, culture, and the contributions of Chinese Americans.
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The mission of SDCHM is to collect, preserve and share the Chinese American experience and Chinese history, culture and art to educate our diverse community and its visitors.

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SPECIAL EVENT: We are excited to be screening "Finding Samuel Lowe" at SDCHM on Saturday 1/27 at 2 p.m. with special gue...
01/05/2018
Film Screening: Finding Samuel Lowe

SPECIAL EVENT: We are excited to be screening "Finding Samuel Lowe" at SDCHM on Saturday 1/27 at 2 p.m. with special guest Paula Madison, who is a part of the film and producer. Tickets available using the link below!
https://findingsamlowe-sdchm.eventbrite.com

Join us on Saturday, January 27 a 2 p.m. for a special screening of Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China. We will be joined by Paula Madison, who is both featured in the film and a producer, to share more about the film. We are looking forward to sharing this story with the San Diego community�...

01/03/2018

✨ Happy New Year from SDCHM! ✨ Our website is temporarily undergoing maintenance, so please refer to our social media accounts or phone number for hours and upcoming events! (619) 838-9888

Karen Kao Book Signing Event
10/18/2017
Karen Kao-Booking Signing event

Karen Kao Book Signing Event

NEW EVENT LOCATION: University Community Branch Library 4155 Governor Drive San Diego, CA  92122 2:00-4:00 PM We are proud to collaborate with Karen Kao, author of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle, as she discusses her recent novel. The Dancing Girl and the Turtle is a haunting story that explores Sh...

SDCHM Events: Summer Edition
10/09/2017
SDCHM Events: Summer Edition

SDCHM Events: Summer Edition

"A Documentary Film Where Far East Meets Deep South"Join SDCHM for a film screening of AWARD-WINNING documentary, the Finding Cleveland Experience, followed by a special live musical performance and Q&A with the film directors--Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam.  The Finding Cleveland Experience is an en...

New Exhibition in October! Four Treasures of the Chinese Study
10/09/2017
New Exhibition in October! Four Treasures of the Chinese Study

New Exhibition in October! Four Treasures of the Chinese Study

"Four Treasures of the Chinese Study" We are excited to host the grand opening of our upcoming exhibition, "Four Treasures of Chinese Study." Experience a live demonstration with three local artists of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting followed by light refreshments. Guest Artists:

SDCHM News for October
10/09/2017
SDCHM News for October

SDCHM News for October

The San Diego Museum Council Presents: Kids Free in October is an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences each year—nearly 20,000 kids participated in the program in 2016. From learning about dinosaurs and military heroes to astronauts and artists, kids get to explore cultu...

SDCHM News for October
09/28/2017
SDCHM News for October

SDCHM News for October

The San Diego Museum Council Presents: Kids Free in October is an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences each year—nearly 20,000 kids participated in the program in 2016. From learning about dinosaurs and military heroes to astronauts and artists, kids get to explore cultu...

New Exhibition in October! Four Treasures of the Chinese Study
09/07/2017
New Exhibition in October! Four Treasures of the Chinese Study

New Exhibition in October! Four Treasures of the Chinese Study

"Four Treasures of the Chinese Study" We are excited to host the grand opening of our upcoming exhibition, "Four Treasures of Chinese Study." Experience a live demonstration with three local artists of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting followed by light refreshments. Guest Artists:

The Chinese Typewriter: A History Available Now!
08/22/2017
The Chinese Typewriter: A History Available Now!

The Chinese Typewriter: A History Available Now!

The Chinese Typewriter: A History by Dr. Thomas Mullaney is available now! Earlier this year, the Museum launched the international debut of Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age curated by award-winning Stanford historian, Dr. Thomas Mullaney! Now, you can read the complete history of th...

COMING TO SDCHM AUGUST 19TH (2-4PM)! Get tickets at sdchm.org/event/clevelandDiscover what the Finding Cleveland Experie...
08/16/2017
Finding Cleveland Experience General Promo (90 sec)

COMING TO SDCHM AUGUST 19TH (2-4PM)!

Get tickets at sdchm.org/event/cleveland

Discover what the Finding Cleveland Experience is all about at the Museum! Tickets are only $5 and FREE for members! Popcorn and drinks available!

http://findingcleveland Here's the 90 second promo for the Finding Cleveland music and film experience.

08/10/2017
Finding Cleveland - Trailer (Documentary Short)

We're excited to present the #FindingCleveland Experience at the Museum on Saturday, August 19th (2-4pm)!

The Finding Cleveland Experience is an AWARD-WINNING documentary short film with a live musical performance and Q&A with the producers, Baldwin Chiuand Larissa Lam Chiu. It tells a story about the Chinese immigrant experience in the Deep South.

Tickets are only $5!! FREE for Museum members and children 12 and under.

Tickets available at https://www.sdchm.org/event/cleveland

Finding Cleveland is an award-winning documentary short. The film is produced by Baldwin Chiu (aka Only Won), directed by Larissa Lam and edited by Dwight Bu...

SDCHM Events: Summer Edition
08/10/2017
SDCHM Events: Summer Edition

SDCHM Events: Summer Edition

"A Documentary Film Where Far East Meets Deep South"Join SDCHM for a film screening of AWARD-WINNING documentary, the Finding Cleveland Experience, followed by a special live musical performance and Q&A with the film directors--Baldwin Chiu and Larissa Lam.  The Finding Cleveland Experience is an en...

08/08/2017
Leonard Patton

Come by the Museum Garden TODAY at 3:30 pm to watch Leonard Patton and jazz friends break the Guinness World Record by playing 70 gigs in 24 hours!

70 gigs in 24 hours...happening on Tuesday, Aug 8 starting at 10am. We're gonna slay it this time! #70in24take2 #jazzvocalworkshop

SDCHM is a Finalist in the San Diego Union-Tribune's Best 2017! Please vote TODAY! Thank you for all of your support and...
06/02/2017
SDCHM is a Finalist in the San Diego Union-Tribune's Best 2017!

SDCHM is a Finalist in the San Diego Union-Tribune's Best 2017! Please vote TODAY!

Thank you for all of your support and we hope you visit the Museum soon!

Voting is live now and ends on June 26th! Please help us share this exciting news with your friends and family members! 

Address

404 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA
92101

Two-hour metered parking is available in front of the museum. Parking lots are located nearby: * 2nd and J Street * 6th and Island * 6th and Market The Convention Center Station (Green Line) is two blocks southwest of the museum.

General information

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is a nonprofit organization. The museum was founded in 1996, by the San Diego Chinese Historical Society under the leadership of its first three presidents: Sally Wong, Tom Hom, and Dr. Alexander Chuang. Charles Tyson donated the museum's current building, originally a Chinese mission located at 645 First Avenue, and in 1991, the City of San Diego graciously provided a piece of land in the original Chinatown area where the museum now resides. Since opening in 1996, the museum has presented more than 100 exhibits highlighting the rich tradition of Chinese culture and history in San Diego and the world. The Museum also features a library of books on Chinese culture and a tranquil garden with koi pond. Annual and life-time memberships are available to the Society and Museum. As a privately funded, nonprofit organization, the Museum depends upon the generosity of its members.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00
Thursday 10:30 - 16:00
Friday 10:30 - 16:00
Saturday 10:30 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(619) 338-9888

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