Monthly Newsletter | JULY 2019

| July Highlights |
Top Left: Our Board Directors, staff and General Tso's Chicken
Top Right: Mabel Menard, Ben Lau and Jennifer 8 Lee showing a plate of General Tso's Chicken
Bottom: Our Board Directors, staff and volunteers at Chinatown Summer Fair
I hope everyone enjoyed a splendid July 4th!  To provide the best experience to the public, our Museum was opened for the visitors on that day!

This month was relatively quiet as compared to the month of June. It was still a very exciting month, though. Why? We went searching for General Tso with our faithful members and friends. And, of course, we had our Chinatown Summer Fair.

The Search for General Tso was indeed a fun and educational event. Participants not only enjoyed watching the movie and talking with one of the producers, Jennifer 8 Lee, but also tasted the delicious General Tso’s Chicken dishes made by four different restaurants. They even voted for the best General Tso’s Chicken (out of the four). Everybody was happy!

The Chinatown Summer Fair this year was not as hot as the days before it. That was a good thing. More people took advantage of the cooler temperature to come out. Unfortunately, we had scattered showers that might have deterred some of the tourists from staying longer at the fair. 

Should you have missed the fun of our screening, The Search for General Tso , and the Chinatown Summer Fair, don’t feel bad. We have more events coming in the next few months. One important event that should be put on your calendar: Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at Set In Stone on September 14, 2019, that is part of the Night Out In The Parks program. This event is a collaboration with Chicago Park District, the Field Museum, and the Nature Conservancy. For your information, the Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on September 13, 2019, one day before our event. Come and join us to observe the full moon, listen to stories about the Moon Goddess and Chinese traditional music, make and play with lanterns, and taste moon cakes! More details will be forthcoming! Be sure not to miss it! And the spaces will be filling up fast!

| Upcoming Events |
Your Story, Our Story Community Workshop
Sat, August 03, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

We want to hear your story! Join thousands of voices from across the country in telling your tale of cultural identity, American migration, or family history. We are collecting stories for our event, if you would like to share with us, please email us at office@ccamuseum.org and bring an object or photograph that is meaningful to you or your family to our Your Story , Our Story community workshop. Learn more
An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show
Wed, August 21, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Talk Stories by Ada Cheng is heading to Chinatown!
Talk Stories features performers of Asian descent in storytelling of all forms. The lineup for our event includes musician Stephanie Camba, storytellers (Freddy-May AbiSamra, Jitesh Jaggi, Ben Lau, Andy Guokai Li, Janki Mody, and Rebecca Ozaki), and the improv group Fish Sauce (Huy Nguyen and Mickael Van). Learn more
Screening + Presentation:
Making Ties: The CangDong Village Project
Sun, September 15, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

We are pleased to co-present with  Center for Railroad Photography & Art this screening and presentation by Barre Fong.
The project exemplifies the possibilities of transnational and interdisciplinary research, involving historians, architectural historians, archaeologists, folklife specialists, botanists, and zoologists from the United States and China as well as members of the Cangdong Village community today. Learn more

| Museum News |
A Visit from Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community (CBCAC) Youth Group
Docent Riley Ren was explaining to the students about the games that Chinese Railroad Workers played 150 years ago. Want to learn how to play the games? Come and see our new exhibit.
Farewell Party for Riley
Riley Ren, the Collections Assistant, provided invaluable help in collections and exhibitions for the last two years. She was a great team member and friend, and will be moving on to a new endeavor. We wish her all the best!
About Us

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.