Community Networking

The CHSSC has networked with other communities and organizations through field trips to historic Chinese American sites, ranging from California, to Mexico, to Hawaii, and most recently to the Golden Spike National Historic Site in Utah. Cross-cultural programs have involved the LA City Historical Society, the Centinela Valley Historical Society, and the Jewish Historical Society of Southern California. In addition, we have worked jointly on programs with other organizations, such as the Chinatown Merchants Association, the China Society of Southern California, Organization of Chinese American Women, Asian Pacific Women’s Network, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the LA City Employees Asian American Association, the Monterey Park Heritage Commission, the Friends of the Chinese American Museum, the LA Chinese Women Juniors, the Friends of the Chinatown Library, and Castelar Elementary School.

As we look to the future, let’s build on the contributions of those who came before us and work harder to preserve and share our cultural heritage!

Golden Spike Celebration: To honor the achievements of Chinese railroad workers, members of the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California journeyed to the Golden Spike National Historic Park in Promontory, Utah, in 1998, 1999, 2017, as well as in 2019, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the driving of the original Golden Spike. Some CHSSC members who participated were railroad worker descendants.