Past and Upcoming Events
October 2018
Screening of MAINELAND (October 13)
The Chinese American Museum of Chicago hosted a special screening of MAINELAND, directed by Miao Wang, which, filmed over three years, followed two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settled into a private boarding school in Portland, Maine, so they could improve their chances of getting into college in the US. Director Wang joined us by video for Q&A after the screening.
Screening of "Made in Vietnam" (October 27)
The Chinese American Museum of Chicago once again partnered with Asian Pop-Up Cinema for Season 7, this time for a screening of "Made in Vietnam," a Canadian-Vietnamese production.

The film documented the journey made by filmmaker Thi Vo, a Vietnamese refugee, who thirty years earlier immigrated to Canada with his mother when Thi Vo was just four years old, not only to find his extended family, but also to locate his father and uncover the mysteries of his past. The screening was followed by Q&A with filmmaker Thi Vo.

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November 2018
Screening of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" (November 10)
Chinese American Citizen’s Alliance - Chicago Lodge and Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago co-hosted the award-winning documentary "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," which tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York.

Thanks to Producer Mark Mitten and Director Steve James, and members of the Sung family for sharing your amazing story and giving inspirational Q&A.

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Museum News
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
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.