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My Chinatown

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My Chinatown

Through Monday, January 2, 2012

Discover the sights and sounds of Chicago's Chinatown. The Chicago History Museum’s first multimedia theater experience, My Chinatown is driven by the personal stories of the people who live in the neighborhood and keep its traditions alive.

Chinese immigrants first came to Chicago after 1870, once the railroad they helped build connected the Pacific coast to the Midwest. After decades in downtown, Chicago's Chinese Americans developed a new Chinatown around the intersection of Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue. Today, a wave of new people and new languages is changing Chinatown.

The voices of My Chinatown tell the story of the neighborhood’s past and present, providing an insider’s view of culinary delights and traditional medicine, the powerful role of family and business associations, and the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Chicago History Museum Blog

The Museum's blog features posts from staff who share their in-depth knowledge of the Museum's collection, programs, and exhibitions.

Learn more about My Chinatown from curator John Russick. Subscribe to the blog and enjoy regular posts that offer expertise and insight from the insiders' view.

> Chiu Quon Bakery (5/27/10)

> Chinatown’s New Year Parade (2/11/10)

> The On Leong Merchant’s Association (2/4/10)

> Chinatown’s On Leong Building (1/20/10)

> Discovering Chicago’s Chinatown (12/3/09)



The object theater is provided through the generosity of the Jacob and Rosaline Cohn Foundation.

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