Chinese Historical Society of America

Julia Morgan designed the San Francisco Chinatown YWCA on Clay Street in 1932. It now houses the Chinese Historical Society of America

965 Clay Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

415-391-1188

Museum Admission Hours
Tuesday-Friday 12pm-5pm

Saturday 11am-4pm

Details of the Julia Morgan designed building on Clay Street in San Francisco

The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum opened in its landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building in 2001. Founded in 1963, CHSA is the oldest and largest organization in the country dedicated to the documentation, study, and presentation of Chinese American history. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational, public programming, CHSA promotes the contributions and legacy of Chinese America.

CHSA is proud to participate in the Julia Morgan Festival. Our focus is on the legacy, architecture, and impact of the Julia Morgan designed Chinese YWCA building, which currently houses the CHSA Museum.

On November 10, renowned Chinese American historian and architect, Phil Choy will talk about the significance of the building to the development of Chinatown and conduct a tour of this beautiful landmark. In addition, a virtual tour will be available on our website at chsa.org

Chinese Historical Society Website

Chinese Historical Society Museum 11th Anniversary Celebration