New York Historical Society Tour

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Date(s) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2015
11:00am - 1:00pm

New York Historical Society

Saturday, March 21 at 11:00 AM

New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at 77th Street

Join BCCNY for a special personal tour of the “Chinese American Exclusion/Inclusion” exhibit led by BCCNY member Amy Chin (BC’83). Amy was a consultant on this exhibit which includes her family’s immigration story (along with a small cameo for the Columbia University campus). This pioneering show examines 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 involves all regions of the country. Discover how America’s current immigration system has been shaped by the vast bureaucracy established initially to restrict Chinese entry to the country. This thought-provoking exhibit is especially timely given the nation’s current dialogue on immigration policy and reform.

Meet at the Group Tour desk in the lobby at 10:45 AM. $15 BCCNY members; $20 Non-Members.  RSVP and send payment by March 14 by check to BCCNY, P.O. Box 3712, New York, NY 10163-3712 or pay by PayPal using the payment buttons below.  There is a small handling charge for using PayPal.

Optional lunch will follow at Caffe Storico.  Please indicate whether you will be joining the group for lunch with your RSVP.

New York Historical Society Tour