“cí jiù yíng xīn”   is a Chinese proverb. People often use this during New Year, which means "the old is not going, the new is not coming".
As we begin a New Year, let’s discard what was jaded and embrace a new beginning with Faith, Hope and Love.
Past & Upcoming Events
December 2018
2018 Annual Holiday Celebration
2018 has been a fulfilling year to the museum, we successfully held more than 30 events and made lots of new friends to join us. We shared some highlights from the events in 2018, enjoyed Chinese traditional music and food, we hope to see all you guys next year!

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Chinese New Year Celebration-2/09/2019

Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Pig at our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The festive event will feature Chinese music, Chinese food, arts and crafts, and more! It's a perfect event for the entire family!
Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade-2/10/2019

Chinese New Year falls on February 5, 2019 (Year of the Pig   , 4717), and the Lunar New Year parade will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019. The parade will kick off at 1:00 p.m. at  24th Street and Wentworth Avenue . The procession will head north up Wentworth to Cermak Road, and feature marching bands, colorful floats, traditional lion dances and a special appearance by Ronald McDonald.
New Exhibition
The Museum is excited to host a new temporary exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America , beginning March 2, 2019, to coincide with the 150 th Anniversary of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit in Utah.
The bilingual exhibit, which features photographs by Li Ju, pays tribute to the approximately 12,000 Chinese workers who completed the west coast portion of the world’s first Transcontinental Railway.
The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America was organized by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University and Li Ju.

Museum News
2018 Year End Letter
We would like to show our greatest gratitude to all the friends and families for your continual support through our year end letter, in which you can find the highlights of 2018 and our exciting NEW exhibition in 2019.
Share Your Story
Are you , or do you know someone who is, a descendent of a Chinese railroad worker who worked on the Transcontinental Railroad? We’re looking to collect oral histories from Chinese Railroad Workers’ descendants in the Midwest. DM us or send email to office@ccamuseum.org‬
The now permanent law allowing tax-free gifts from IRAs for those age 70½ and older makes it easier than ever to minimize the tax bite associated with IRA-required minimum distributions (RMDs). It’s a simple and highly effective way to reduce or eliminate the tax on income you are forced to take, but may not need. Start planning your tax-free IRA gift today!

A transfer from your IRA to the Chinatown Museum Foundation (up to $100,000) counts toward your RMD, and no tax is due!

To qualify for the tax benefits associated with this type of gift, IRA owners must:
  • Have reached a minimum age—at least 70½
  • Instruct their IRA custodian to make a direct transfer from an IRA account to UIF

How much is your RMD?
If you are planning an IRA Charitable Rollover gift, we’ll be happy to help you explore the many ways you can make an impact at CMF and to assist you with transfer information.

Be sure to consult your tax and financial advisors when considering any planned gift.
Our Mission
The mission of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) is to promote the culture and history--through exhibitions, education, and research--of Chinese-Americans in the Midwest.

The museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago. The Museum opened to the public on May 21, 2005. After a devastating fire in September of 2008, the Museum was closed for renovation and reopened in 2010.

CAMOC is governed by the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.