One-Year Membership or $10 for $20 Worth of Museum Books and Gifts at Chinese Historical Society of America

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In a Nutshell

Members and guests explore permanent artwork and rotating exhibits on Chinese American history; store sells prints and museum catalogs

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 21st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate by expiration date on your Groupon, membership expires 1 year from activation date. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older. New members only or those who have not been active in past 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

History museums show us how people used to live: in history museums with all their possessions behind glass display cases. Intrude on the past with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$29 for a one-year contributing membership package (a $108 value)

  • Unlimited museum admissions for the member and a guest
  • Two additional guest passes
  • Subscription to the “CHSA Bulletin”
  • A digital copy of Chinese America: History & Perspectives – The Journal of the Chinese Historical Society of America
  • Invitations to contributing members events, exhibition previews, and receptions
  • Priority booking and reduced admission for special programs and tours
  • 10% off at the bookstore
  • Reciprocal admission at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City and the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles
  • One copy of San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to its History & Architecture

$10 for $20 worth of museum books and gifts

The museum store sells memorabilia including postcards ($2), catalogs of prior exhibits ($15–$20), and reprints of paintings ($20)

Chinese Historical Society of America

Since 1963, the Chinese Historical Society of America has collected the documents and artifacts that chronicle the history of Chinese American citizens. The society's permanent collections are typified by pieces such as One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America, a vivid mural by Chinatown native James Leong that charts the progress of Chinese Americans over the course of 100 years. On a smaller scale, the Chinatown Miniatures Collection depicts three-dimensional scenes of San Francisco's Chinatown as it looked before artist Frank Wong built his shrink ray. Other exhibits change frequently, often in conjunction with special events hosted for members and their guests.

The museum can't contain every bit of Chinese American history, however. With that in mind, the society’s guides lead school groups on walking tours through the bustling streets and alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. Free from the confines of the museum, they point out the neighborhood’s distinct architectural landmarks and underlying social significance. Throughout the year, the museum also puts out publications such as the CHSA Bulletin, which chronicles different stories within the Chinese American community.


The Gist

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it covers Chinese-American history from the 1800s to today. There are a lot of pictures to look at, videos to watch, artifacts to enjoy.

Yi Z., Yelp, 3/3/11

Exhibits are in both Chinese and English which is great for all generations.

Betty C., Yelp, 11/17/11
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    Chinatown

    965 Clay Street

    San Francisco, California 94108

    415-391-1188

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