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Asian Pacific Historic District Walking Tour
July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2018
The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and the Asian Pacific Historic Collaborative are offering a docent-led tour of San Diego’s Asian Pacific Historic District on the second Saturday of each month. Visitors will walk through the Gaslamp Quarter and Asian Pacific Historic District to see the sites of Asian Americans who populated the area beginning in the 1850’s and explore the Chinese, Japanese and Filipino districts that once filled the area. Reservations are required, and can be made by phone at (619) 338-9888 or by email at email@example.com. Admission is free.
About our docent:
My name is Amie Lee Garapich. I am half Chinese and half English. My dad was born in Ipoh, Malaya and his parents came there to work in the tin mines from a small village outside of Quandong. I was born in Chula Vista and have lived in San Diego my entire life. In the 1940’s and 1950’s when I was young, I would go to San Diego’s Downtown Chinatown with my father, mainly to go to Woo Chee Chong’s market (which was the only Chinese market in San Diego). I also attended Chinese language school in the same building which is now the Chinese Historical Museum. At that time It was the Chinese Community Church and was located in a different location within Chinatown. Throughout the tour I will try to not only point out pertinent places that are original, or establishments which the residents might have used such as markets, laundries and cafes, but I also will point out those places which I remember and which may still be in existence or no longer in existence. I will try to bring in some of my personal experiences which occurred during my younger years in San Diego’s Chinatown.