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CHCP Celebrates Spirit of '45: Living History Day

  • August 13, 2022
  • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • History Park, CAHM & Firehouse, 635 Phelan Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112

CHCP has a very special program for Spirit of '45: Living History Day at History Park! 

Please join us for the following festivities from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. The Chinese American Historical Museum is also open for these special hours!

Time   Activity/Speaker  Location

3:00 - 3:45

Meet Steve "Spike" Wong, Playwright and Director of "White Sky, Falling Dragon".

Meet Russell N. Low, acclaimed author and master storyteller. Russell will have his books available for autograph.  Proceeds from the sale of his book will go to the Dr. Russell Low and Carolyn Hess-Low Nursing Scholarship at CSU San Marcos School of Nursing.

CHCP Table in Lillian Gong-Guy Plaza

4:00 - 4:45

Meet the Grant Avenue Follies, a group of inspiring seniors that get up and (Step) out. They honor the legacy of San Francisco Chinatown's golden nightclub era. 

Cynthia Yee, Founder of Grant Avenue Follies, will share some history of the Follies, how they opened the Showgirl Magic Museum during the pandemic and end with an exciting and entertaining performance!

Firehouse, 2nd Floor

5:00 - 6:00

Russell N. Low, is a physician with a passion for discovery and storytelling. He will share how his discovery of his own roots over 30 years ago led him to write stories presented in "Three Coins", a young girls' story of kidnapping, slavery and romance in 19th century America.  "The All-American Crew", a true story of a WWII bomber and the men who flew it is a continuing story of Ah Ying's family of "Three Coins" and "Avengers, Wildcats & Crickets" is a story of the men who fought in the skies over the Pacific in WWII.

Firehouse, 2nd Floor

6:30 -
Steve "Spike" Wong will show a preview of selected scenes of "White Sky, Falling Dragon" and answer questions about his play premiering at Mountain View Center for Performing Arts August 26 - September 4.

After his service as a US Army Air Force Bombardier, a young Chinese-American must come to terms with the tragedy of his last mission before he can fully return home.  


CAHM, 2nd Floor

Banners from the "Chinatown to Battleground" exhibit (CHCP is a sponsor) by the Chinese American G.I. Project, will be proudly displayed in the 2nd Floor of the Firehouse and the Chinese American Historical Museum from 3:00 - 8:00 PM.

Admission:  While all of CHCP events are free, you must pay for admission to Living History Day.  Tickets can be purchased here.

**NEW, CHCP members can pay the HSJ Member price of $5.  Identify yourself as a CHCP member at the entrance gate to get the special member price.**

Parking: Free parking is available on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue for a $10 fee.

Museum Address:

History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112

In Ng Shing Gung Building

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5366
San Jose, CA 95150-5366

Email: info@chcp.org

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project

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