The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago will be offering a monthly lecture series in 2012 highlighting the architectural and cultural landmarks of Chinatown. The Saturday afternoon (2 p.m.) lectures are free of charge.
Where: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center
238 W. 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
May 19 –– Green Spaces: Ping Tom Memorial Park, Hardin Square Park, Sun Yat-Sen Park
Join award-winning designer Ernie Wong for a lecture about the history and impact of the major green spaces of Chinatown, past and present. Mr. Wong is the principal of Site Design Group Ltd and an active member of the Chinatown community. He received "Chicagoan of the Year" recognition in 2010 from the Chicago Tribune.
June 16 –– Where We Live: Housing
July 21 –– Community Treasures: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Ling Long Museum and Sun Yat-Sen Museum
August 18 –– Community Outreach: Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and the Chinese American Service League
September 15 –– Teaching Our Children: Haines, St. Therese and Chinese Schools
October 20 –– Location, Location: Hoy On Building, Chinese Masonic Building and the Fire Station
November 17 –– Serving our Country: Veterans' Memorial
December 15 –– Chinatown's Spiritual Side: Churches and Temple
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.