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What’s New

Commemoration of 1871 Los Angeles Chinese Massacre

The Chinese American Museum will join with other community organizations and local leaders on Monday, Oct. 24, to observe the 145th anniversary of the Chinese massacre.

Historymakers Awards Gala Turned Twenty

On September 15th, we honored individuals and organizations that had made a significant impact or lasting contributions towards the advancement of the Chinese American community and beyond.  View the photos

Historic Trails, Modern Tales

New sites were added to our historic trails.  Visit trails.camla.org for a self-guided tour of Chinatown.  Use your mobile device along the path and explore the histories of the community.

Current Exhibitions


Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles


Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles, a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American... Read more




This exhibit narrates Chinese immigration to the United States with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles. The display is outlined into four distinct... Read more


Sun Wing Wo General Store and Herb Shop


This exhibition is a recreation of an actual store that was housed in the Garnier Building in the 1890’s. The Sun Wing Wo store opened... Read more

CAM Videos

The Chinese American Museum is proud to present Untold Stories: A Community Oral History Program that highlights the stories of Chinese American extras as part of the Hollywood Chinese: The Arthur Dong Collection exhibition. The highly entertaining oral histories reveal passion and enthusiasm for Hollywood movie-making as well as their resilience in working in an industry not known for promoting diversity.

Watch more on Youtube...