AABANY, Alumni Associations of Harvard, Yale, Binghamton
& the Cornell Asian Alumni Association
Special Group Tours to the New York Historical Society Exhibit
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion
This is a wonderful opportunity to catch this great exhibit at the New York Historical Society before it closes in April. We will also have available knowledgeable guides to help you gain a deeper understanding of the exhibit.
members receive a $5.00 discount off the Adult General Admission group rate
of $14 PLUS one additional discount for a friend or family member. AABANY Members, please note: you must sign in using your username and password so that you can purchase tickets with the member discount. If you need help with your username and password please contact Margaret Langston at email@example.com. Member tickets will be limited and are available on a "first come, first serve" basis.
You may purchase tickets from one of four group sessions between 12:00 and 3:00 PM. Please be sure to select which Group you will join when you register; you will need to repeat this process for each additional ticket.
Please purchase tickets by registering here. Please contact Margaret Langston at firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any issues with your ticket purchase.
From the New York Historical Society Website:
Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the
centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the
United States—a history that involved New York from its very
beginnings—and will raise the question "What does it mean to be
an American?” The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth
century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus
interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American
Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories, such as the voyage of the Empress of China,
which set sail from New York in the late eighteenth century; how young
Chinese boys were sent by their government to study at elite New England
schools during the nineteenth century; the unprecedented immigration
legislation known as the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most
Chinese from entering the United States; the nineteenth-century
newspaper, called Chinese American, and its founder Wong Chin
Foo; and the Chinese American activists who used the American justice
system to try to overturn the Exclusion Act.
For more information about the exhibit please go to http://bit.ly/nyhschamexin.