Join the Chinese American Museum of Chicago and the Angel Island State Park for a virtual tour on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00pm CTT (4:00 – 5:00pm PT). The tour will be led by State Park Interpreter II Casey Dexter-Lee.
The Immigration Station at Angel Island served as an immigration port between 1910 and 1940, designed to process Chinese immigrants whose entry was restricted by the Chinese Exclusion Law of 1882. During its 30 years of operation, Angel Island was the point of entry for most of the approximately 175,000 Chinese immigrants who came to the United States.
Casey Dexter-Lee has lived and worked at Angel Island State Park for 20 years. She helped pilot the PORTS, distance-learning program at the park, and became a lead to volunteers and interpretive staff. Casey has been in charge of the educational programs on the island since 2017 and was part of the team that developed the park’s Interpretation Master Plan. She was the park’s lead on the exhibit design team for the Angel Island Immigration Museum, which will open in 2021. Casey is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz where she studied history and education.
Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm CT (4:00 – 5:00pm PT)
Register for the FREE virtual tour here.
The Chinese American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.
Our mission is to advance the appreciation of Chinese American culture through exhibitions, education, and research and to preserve the past, present, and future of Chinese Americans primarily in the Midwest.
The Museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616
1/2 block west of Wentworth Ave. and 3 blocks from the Chinatown station of the CTA's Red Line.