DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM

The San Diego Chinese History Museum’s Docent Training Program is a five-month program starting in March.  Trainees will study Chinese history, Chinese culture, American history and lifeways of Chinese Americans, with a particular focus on objects represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.

Docents are a vital part of the Museum; they lead gallery tours for adults, children, and special interest groups, and give community presentations. The Museum is dedicated to providing visitors of all ages and backgrounds enriching experiences in the galleries and in the community.

THIRD SATURDAY   LECTURES

Explore intriguing aspects of Chinese history, culture and art through our monthly lecture series, featuring special guest speakers. SDCHM guest speakers include a variety of students, academics, and professionals who will share a unique viewpoint on their interesting topics. Bring the whole family because these lectures assume no prior knowledge, nonetheless, they offer fresh perspectives for those well versed in Chinese history, culture, and art.

ASIAN PACIFIC HISTORIC DISTRICT WALKING TOUR

On the second Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon, hear from one of our docents about the early history of the downtown area, tracing back to the late 1800’s. Visualize the cultural gap between the Chinatown of the past and the Asian Pacific Historic District of the present. Learn about locations of significance, such as the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and the Quin Residence. These are testaments to the Chinese community in San Diego, a reminder that history is not forgotten. The tours are FREE with the Museum Admission fee of $5!

Jiātíng gùshì: INTERGENERATIONAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

Starting in July 2019, San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum has been engaged in oral history interviews with community members, building on past efforts by the Chinese Historical Society of Greater San Diego and Baja California.  These activities mark the start of an ongoing oral history program, where Museum researchers, facilities, and equipment are made available to community members who’d like to contribute an interview to the Museum archive throughout the year.

TAI CHI IN THE GARDEN

Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is a tranquil and centering practice of the mind and body. Surround yourself with Chinese flora, koi fish, and ancient sculptures as instructor Andrew Brown leads you through the motions.