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Tour & Field Study

The National Trust for Historic Preservation will host its annual conference, Past Forward, in San Francisco in 2018. As a part of the conference, AIISF is co-leading in a full-day tour and field study of San Francisco's Chinatown and Angel Island Immigration Station

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the oldest Chinese community in the United States. Established in the 1850s, the 24-square-block neighborhood remains one of the most densely populated in the country and bustles with thriving businesses, temples, and schools. Charlie Chin, a historian whose tales about the Chinese in America have captivated audiences for decades, will lead an hour-long walking tour. After the tour, attendees will enjoy a dim sum lunch at the Chinese Historical Society of America, which is located in a historic landmark Julia Morgan building. The day will continue with a boat ride to Angel Island State Park to visit the recently restored Angel Island Immigration Station, where between 1910 and 1940, hundreds of thousands of immigrants; mostly from China, Japan, India, and the Philippines were held.

Forum Member Price: $100 Non-Forum Member Price: $110 Onsite Price: $120