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Monthly Newsletter | DECEMBER 2019

| December Highlights |

Book Talk & Presentation: Three Coins
Dr. Russell N. Low did a great book talk and presentation on his book, Three Coins, which was the result of a 30-year research. Thank you so much for bringing this fascinating book to us, we felt your great passion for discovery and storytelling.

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Holiday Celebration 
Please accept our sincere thanks for adding to the joyfulness of our annual celebration with your attendance. 2019 has been an exciting year, we are grateful to have you here to celebrate our accomplishments and all the memories together.

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It’s hard to believe that we’re about to enter another decade. I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that you had an enjoyable holiday break! The holidays are a wonderful time for families to spend time with one another and make memories.

Now can be a great time for reflecting back over the past year, as well as looking ahead to the new one. Our exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America, attracted thousands of visitors since its opening on March 2, 2019. We had conducted a number of activities under the theme that included screenings, book talks and even a cooking demonstration. However, as an old proverb says “All good things must come to an end,” the exhibition will close on January 19, 2020 to give way to an exciting sequel – Attic Treasure II.

Attic Treasure II will open on February 1, 2020 featuring a number of objects not previously displayed to the public that include historic furniture, photographs, paintings, treasured jewelry, teapots, and other items saved over generations. We also plan to open another exhibition, Eating Bitterness: Stories of Chinese American Cuisine, in October so stay tuned.

It is still not too late for you to visit our exhibition, The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad – The Railroad Helped Build America, if you have not done so. Likewise, it is also not too late for you to make a year-end gift to us. Your support helps us fulfill our mission to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest. 

As always, we thank you for your support and encouragement.

Ben Lau
Executive Director
 
| Monthly Spotlight |
A Note of Thanks -
Miaoming

Miaoming has been volunteering at our museum for 4 months. She actively participated in lots of our events and provided great help to make all the events successful.

We asked her about her experience at the museum:
"It is such a great opportunity to learn and appreciate about the Chinese American experience. There are many visitors coming from different countries and regions, so it is a very warm environment to share and teach each other something about the significant history that we might not be aware of. Additionally, there are precious books at the gift shop that are worthwhile to read and it will help us to explore the more interesting history and stories that we have never heard about. If you come to visit Chicago or Chinatown, do not hesitate to stop by the Chinese American Museum. "

| Upcoming Events |
Sun, February 9, 2020
2:oo PM – 4:00 PM

Please join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago in welcoming and celebrating the Year of the Rat at our Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. The festive event will feature lion dance, Chinese music, Chinese food, arts and crafts, and more!
$10 online/$15 walk-in/FREE for Museum Members
Same-day walk-in availability is not guaranteed

| Volunteers Wanted! |

We are looking for dedicated, reliable, and energetic individuals who would like to experience our historic institution from the inside — as volunteers! We need volunteers for docents, greeters and special events. If you are interested in volunteering for us, please use the button below to visit our related page and download a volunteer form:
About Us

The mission of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) is is to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily 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.