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Special Group Tours of NYHS Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion Exhibit

AABANY, Alumni Associations of Harvard, Yale, Binghamton Universities
& 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.

AABANY 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 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.

To purchase tickets for a tour on Saturday, April 4, 2015 click here.

Please contact Margaret Langston at 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 history.

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