Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Chicago

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC) seeks to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the American Midwest. The museum opened in 2005 in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. Although it suffered a damaging fire in 2008, it reopened its renovated quarters, the Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center, in 2010. CAMOC is governed by the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • In keeping with one of our promises of what to do during our retirement years, to learn about other cultures, my wife and I spent a day touring Chicago's Chinatown community. One of our stops was at.....  more »
  • The museum has two floors, the first one had an exhibition about how the Chinese built the transcontinental railroad. I know there is a new exhibition at this time. The second-floor showcases the...  more »
  • Such a wonderful space filled with important history of the Chinese American people in America that is often overlooked in our history books. There is also a beautiful view of the skyline from the 4th floor. Wheelchair accessible and gender neutral bathrooms
  • A gem not to miss. History of Chinese-Americans contribution to the transcontinental railroad plus the Chinese immigrant experience in Chicago. Presented in an attractive, informative manner. The story is very well presented. A wonderful place to learn about the Chinese experience in America. Thank you.

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