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Anna May Wong: Icon of the Silver Screen

he San Diego Chinese Historical Museum proudly welcomes the public to delve into the fascinating world of Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s very first Chinese American movie star.  Born Wong Liu Tsong, her journey from the streets of Los Angeles' Chinatown to international stardom is a testament to her talent, resilience, and dedicated pursuit of breaking barriers.


At the SDCHM, we are holding a limited-run exhibition featuring historical lobby cards from the Dwight M. Cleveland collection that provide a glimpse into Anna May Wong’s unparalleled Hollywood career.  It opens to the public at our Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Extension on Friday, March 1st, and runs through Sunday, March 10th.  Please see https://sdchm.org/ for more details.

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Chinese Historical Society and Museum
404 3rd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 338-9888
info@sdchm.org

Date & Time

Mar 1 - Mar 10, 2024
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday - Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm

Price

Free with museum admission

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Museum of Us Virtual Book Club

Feb 1 - ongoing

Celebrate the joy of reading with a virtual book club hosted by the Museum of Us! Enjoy books selected by Museum Educators and join monthly book club meetings to discuss, reflect, and share perspectives.  
 
Book Selections & Meeting Schedule: 
February 1 - All About Love by bell hooks 
March 7 - The Skin and Its Girl by Sarah Cypher 
April 4 - Flux by Jinwoo Chong 
May 2 - Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley 
 
Free to participate, registration required. Learn more and register online at museumofus.org/blog/book-swap-surprise. 

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Sip, Savor and Sea - La Jolla Food Tour

Mar 21 - ongoing

Get to know La Jolla with a local guide as you are led to a total of 5 local stops for food and drinks tastings, an art gallery, and dessert.  La Jolla is known as one of the most pristine neighborhoods in San Diego, and you wouldn't want to miss out on some of the lesser known sights and fascinating stories of this area.  On our tour, your guide will lead you to 3 locally owned restaurants for food and drink samples.  Taste hand made pasta, authentic margaritas and tacos, and Greek flavors as you hear about the very beginnings of the afluent neighborhood.  Learn about how and why La Jolla became known for its arts and science culture, and what continues to make it one of the world's most innovative destinations for bio science research. 

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Coronado History and Highlights

Mar 21, 2024 - ongoing

Get a taste for charming Coronado, just a ferry ride away from downtown San Diego! Stroll beautiful streets lined with cafés, boutiques, and multi-million dollar homes. Learn about the artists, aviators, innovators who played a role in Coronado's history. Grab a sweet treat then head for the beach while exploring this unique town.

Tour Highlights

Discover the sunshine and scenery of the famed Coronado Island
Marvel at the historic Hotel del Coronado, where celebs and presidents have laid their heads
Enjoy a delicious treat at our favorite local eatery
Hear stories of the artists, aviators and innovators who made the island their home.

PRIVATE TOURS ALSO AVAILABLE. CLICK ON "TICKETS" FOR DETAILS

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Move with Us

Jan 24 - ongoing

Join us for weekly candlelight yoga in the Museum, a uniquely grounding experience in the center of our historic rotunda. We’ll move and breathe together with our instructor, Lunita Velásquez, as the sun sets and rely on natural light and candles to set a calming mood.  
 
All are welcome, regardless of physical ability or yoga experience. People under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The class will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. Please plan ample time for parking within Balboa Park. Museum doors will open at 5:15 p.m. for check-in and to set up your mat. To maintain a quiet restorative experience for all, the Museum doors will be closed and locked at 5:40 p.m.

Registration is available online and walk-ins are welcome. Learn more and register ahead of time at museumofus.org/blog/move-with-us.

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Events

Museum of Us Virtual Book Club

Feb 1 - ongoing
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Sip, Savor and Sea - La Jolla Food Tour

Mar 21 - ongoing
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Coronado History and Highlights

Mar 21, 2024 - ongoing
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Jan 24 - ongoing
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