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The Unveiling of the Stone Lions
June 18, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Asian Pacific Historic District in San Diego will now have an official landmark. Founding Executive Director of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum (SDCHM), Dr. Alexander Chuang (莊紹文) and Mrs. Agnes Chuang (李衛年) have given a pair of large stone lions to the City of San Diego as gift.
The unveiling of the Asian Pacific District Stone Lions will be held on Saturday, June 18 2016 at 10:30am in front of SDCHM and the Sun-Yat Sen Memorial Extension Building. The celebration will include a special performance by the San Diego Lucky Lion Dancers and a reception with an array of hors d’oeuvres.
Alexander Chuang states, “For hundreds of years, the Chinese have placed sculptured lions at the gates of temples and official buildings as guardians to ward off evil spirits and demons. The stone lions are made of granite from Mount Tai, which is considered the holiest mountain in China.”
Special thanks goes to San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts, for his efforts to help fund the installation of the stone lions and to Joseph Wong for his contributions in architectural guidance.
Location: 404 Third Avenue, San Diego, Ca 92101