The Chinese Historical Society of America is the oldest and largest archive and history center documenting the Chinese American experience in the United States. It was conceived in the fall of 1962 and incorporated on January 5, 1963, and is based in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Thomas W. Chinn, C.H. Kwock, Chingwah Lee, H.K. Wong, and Thomas W.S. Wu D.D.S.
In November 2001 the CHSA relocated and opened the Chinese Historical Society of America Museum and Learning Center in the Chinese YWCA building. Noted architect Julia Morgan designed the now-historic building in San Francisco's Chinatown, and included elements reminding viewers of Chinese arts and crafts.
Tue - Fri: noon - 5 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission to the museum is free.
Official Website http://www.chsa.org/
Address 965 Clay Street, 94108, San Francisco
Coordinates 37°47'37.985" N -122°24'31.673" E