36th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

36th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair

This year, we welcomed Year of the Dog with the 36th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair in downtown San Diego. Although always an exciting and successful event, this year was spectacular in particular – we welcomed more then 3,000 visitors throughout the...
Guest Artist: Mr. Dongsheng Gao, Snuff Bottle Artist

Guest Artist: Mr. Dongsheng Gao, Snuff Bottle Artist

This slideshow requires JavaScript. The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum was thrilled to host guest artist Mr. Dongsheng Gao for one day a he was visiting the West Coast from China. Mr. Gao is a n expert in a very unique art form: snuff bottle painting. South China...
The Role of the Liberty Ship in WWII

The Role of the Liberty Ship in WWII

By Murray K. Lee | SDCHM Curator of Chinese American History In 1942 at the beginning of WW-II, German U-Boats were operating off the U.S. Atlantic Coast and many merchant ships were torpedoed and sunk.  Winston Churchill told President Roosevelt that they were...