California History Center

California History Center

Exhibition: Detained at Liberty's Door 

In conjunction with
the Chinese Historical Society of America,
The California History Center
proudly presents


Detained at Liberty's Door flyer

Detained at Liberty’s Door
The Story of Liberty Lost on Angel Island, and a Legacy Regained

Please Join Us
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, January 28
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

View the exhibit,
enjoy refreshments and
hear a brief presentation.

Regular Exhibit Hours

Tuesdays -Thursdays
9:30 a.m.-noon, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
through June 24, 2011

Download exhibit flyer

This exhibit traces the formation of the Angel Island Immigration Station and highlights the inspiring story of Mrs. Lee Yoke Suey, the wife of an American-born citizen, who was detained for over 15 months on Angel Island. Only an association with one of California’s most powerful and iconic families secured her freedom.

The South Bay premier of this traveling exhibit will also feature a look at one of San José’s Chinatowns. Known as Heinlenville, this planned Chinese American community was established in 1887 near today’s Japantown. Using maps and photos, and through the interpretation of artifacts gathered from archeological excavations, this exhibit provides a glimpse into the daily life of those immigrants who gained their freedom and settled in the South Bay area.

For more information or to RSVP to the reception, contact Tom Izu at 408.864.8986 or by e-mail at izutom@deanza.edu.


California History Center
Building: CHC
Contact: Tom Izu
Phone: 408.864.8986
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Last Updated: 1/2/11