Re/Imagining – 1882 at the CAJM 2022 Conference

This past November, 1882 Foundation associates Mia and Gabi traveled to New York City to attend the Council of Jewish American Museums (CAJM)’s annual conference, gathering in-person for the first time in several years. The conference was entitled “Re/Imagining: The Future of Culturally Specific Museums” and was produced in partnership with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM). Over the three days, we were able to visit the Jewish Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. On each day, panels…


Motorcycles, Muscle Cars, and Tropical Fish – December Talk Story Recap

On December 11th, the 1882 Foundation community gathered at the I Street Conference Center for our December Talk Story event, catchily titled ‘Motorcycles, Muscle Cars, and Tropical Fish’. Over Christmas cookies and holiday treats, the storytelling event saw Harry Chow, a former DC Chinatown resident and longtime contributor of stories, photographs, and archives, bringing together several generations of former DC Chinatown residents together to share stories of the youth culture of Chinatown from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.  Old friends shared stories of owning and…


Mahjong Game Event

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Remembering Chinese American Veterans – Veterans Day Talk Story

In commemoration of Veterans Day, 1882 Foundation invites you to a virtual presentation by Russ Low on his publication The All American Crew. This is his third book in his series on the Chinese American experience. This book tells how the forging of a team in the fight for America transcends differences in heritages and languages. We also want to recognize the workers who fought for the safety of our community by serving as first responders and health workers during the deadly war against COVID,…

Return to Gold Mountain Tour

About Walk in the footsteps of Chinese railroad workers on this historic interpretive tour and teachers’ workshop through America’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Along the way, you will discover Chinese American history and visit culturally significant sites such as Summit Tunnel, China Wall, Bloomer Cut, and more. The 2-day/1-night tour is organized by the 1882 Foundation in partnership with the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. The University of California Davis History Project will also offer a K-12 Teachers’ Workshop as a part…

Youth to Youth: Rewriting American History

  Join the 1882 Education Team of interns virtually for a unique talk story event on Sunday, August 7th from 2-3:30 pm! This talk story will showcase and explore different projects and missions incorporating the Asian American past into the overarching American history.   The link to register is the following:;!!IaT_gp1N!wZETuc5wYk_KiaCV8D732vam27mi_NkfrMb9LgWhwKjijC94HwYgy5rGFb0lcWOSa0HkYUDM2oxj5flTqms$   *Videos can be accessed on the Youtube channel after the event*