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What’s New

Author McCunn Explores APIs in Civil War

Award-winning author Ruthanne Lum McCunn uncovers a little known facet of Chinese American history when she presents Hidden History: Asians and Pacific Islanders in the American Civil War, on Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Alhambra Civic Center Library.


CAM Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Support ‘A Place of Inclusion’

The Chinese American Museum and the Rose Hills Memorial Park are collaborating to establish “A Place of Inclusion” monument and produce educational curricula for grade schools to remember California’s forgotten pioneers from China.  Support our IndieGoGo campaign to help advance the project from conceptual art to architectural drafting of the monument.

Historic Trails, Modern Tales

Visit trails.camla.org to download a map for a self-guided tour of Chinatown.  Use your mobile device along the path and explore the histories of the community.

Current Exhibitions


Tales of the Distant Past: The Story of Hong Kong and the Chinese Diaspora (A tribute from the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals of Hong Kong)

October 6, 2015 - October 9, 2016

The Tales of the Distant Past is an exhibition that will explore the Chinese diaspora. Did you know over 50 million Chinese are currently living in... Read more


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.

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