The Tuck High Company store, sold to the New York State Museum in 1980, embodies tens of thousands of stories about what Chinatown was truly about.
Jack Tchen, cross-cultural historian and co-founder of the Museum of Chinese in America, will share three stories interweaving the lives of a tea merchant, a “laundryman” and the Irish “Mayor of Chinatown” on Wednesday, June 15th at the State Museum’s Huxley Theatre.
Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a historian, curator, dumpster-diver, and teacher surfacing the disappeared stories othered by systems of power and wealth. Dr. Tchen is the Clement A. Price Professor of Public History & Humanities and director of the Price Institute on Ethnicity, Cultures, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers-Newark. He is the founding director of the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at New York University.
This is a joint program of the New York State Museum and the Archives Partnership Trust.
This program will begin at 7 pm. The Huxley Theatre is located at the State Museum at 222 Madison Ave, Albany. For more information, click here.
Photo of Tuck High Company store on exhibit at the State Museum provided.