SAN DIEGO—On August 31, the San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum will host the second of six oral history workshops, under the project title Ji ā tíng gùshì. They invite community members and their families to share and record memories and stories at the Museum’s Pei Chen Liu and Tsun-Nien Chang Library at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension on J Street in San Diego’s Asian-Pacific Thematic Historic District.
Special guests Alexander Chuang and Agnes Chen will share stories related to their participation in efforts to save the building that housed the Chinese Community Church in the downtown area from 1927 until 1960, and which had been slated for demolition by the owner in the mid-1980’s. Both will shed light on the process of relocating and renovating the building that now houses the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, in addition to their participation in Museum operations from 1996 until 2016. Saturday, August 31 from 10:00am to 12:00pm San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension 328 J Street San Diego, CA 92101 Located 1 block from the Convention Center Trolley Station (served by the Green Line). Two-hour metered parking ($1.25 per hour with a 2-hour limit) is available in front of the museum and on nearby streets. Independent paid parking lots are also located nearby. Members of the public are welcome to sit in on workshop sessions, which are free with purchase of Museum admission ($5). RSVP @ https://www.sdchm.org/event/jiating-gushi-workshop-session-2/ For more information about Jiātíng gùshì, please visit https://www.sdchm.org/jiating-gushi-intergenerational-oral-history-project-at-the-sdchm/ This program is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.