Lecture & Book Signing with Author
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 2-4pm at the Chuang Archive & Learning Center
Admission $4 | Members and children under 12 are Free
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org | Light reception to follow
Ah Yee Way, brought to the United States for schooling in the 1850s, was enslaved in Baltimore and renamed Thomas Sylvanus. Proclaimed “singular” in his New York Times obituary, Thomas began to set himself apart when he fled from captivity to fight for the Union Army at 16. He lost much of his sight to battle wounds and was discharged. Yet Thomas still reenlisted twice and distinguished himself in the bloody Battle of Spotsylvania before surviving imprisonment in Andersonville to raise a family after the war.
Come to the museum to meet Ruthanne Lum McCunn, who grew up in Thomas’ original home of Hong Kong, and learn how she rediscovered and chronicled this and other moving stories of courage and perseverance.
Copies of the book, Chinese Yankee, will be available for purchase on the day of the event only.
Join us for Museum Day Live! on September 26!
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension & Chuang Archive and Learning Center Current Exhibits:
Experience the finest contemporary Chinese art with Art Without Borders: The Da Dun Fine Arts Exhibition of Taichung City.
The exhibit will run at SDCHM through September 30, 2015.
For this exhibit, jurors have selected the finest examples of modern and traditional arts like painting, seal carving, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, and photography from among 1,347 entries from 27 different countries. Taichung City has held this exhibition each year since 1996, and it has been a major, international contest since 1999. This is the first year the exhibit has traveled to the United States, and Taichung has selected the Chinese Historical Museum in its sister city of San Diego to host the exhibition and celebrate our international friendship through the universal language of the arts
Want a tour of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum’s permanent collection and the featured rotating exhibit? Would you like to explore Old Chinatown and learn about San Diego’s old Stingaree Red Light District? The Gaslamp District was a very different place in the turn of century, learn how it got to be that way.
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum offers museum tours on the first Saturday and an Asian Pacific Historic District Walking tour on the second Saturday of every month. Space is limited so make your reservations today. See Ongoing Events for more information.
NEW LECTURE SERIES: Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese art, culture and history with Senior Coordinator of Education & Exhibits Alex Stewart. New topics every month, many of which feature original research on museum artifacts or firsthand ethnographic accounts from China.