Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Asian American Heritage Month at History Park

San José, CA – May 16, 2012 

May is Asian American Heritage Month and History San José will host a spectrum of activities at History Park on Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

1:30 PM – Lotus Preschoolers, from San Jose’s Japan Town, will perform Japanese singing

2 PM – San Jose Taiko’s youth program, the Junior Taiko Performing Ensemble 

Stanford Archaeology Center students will assist visitors by conducting a mock excavation, screening, artifact identification and artifact reconstruction. This family educational program will allow individuals to collect stickers for each activity to place in Archaeology Passports and become ‘certified’ as a Junior Archaeologist. 

The trolley will be available, as well as handcar rides. 

The book Chinatown, San Jose, USA by Connie Young Yu, is available in the Museum Gift Shop. 

Other activities will include visits to the Print Shop. 

Making fish kites will help celebrate Japanese Children’s Day. 

There also will be Samarai hat-making, Vietnamese lanterns, Chinese drums and more. 

The Ng Shing Gung of the Chinese Heritage Cultural Project (CHCP), located inside History Park, will be open.

For more information call 408.918.1047 or visit www.historysanjose.org.