Friday, April 1, 2011

San Jose’s New Vietnamese Museum, History Park, San Jose, Ca

The Museum is dedicated to the Vietnamese refugees “Boat People” and Republic of Viet Nam. This is the first Vietnamese Museum of its kind in the world, a project of IRCC (Immigrant Resettlement and Cutural Center) since 1976.
The Museum is located in Greenwald House, Historical Park, 1650 Senter Road, San José, California 95112. The Greenawalt House is an Italianate style farmhouse built in 1877 at the west side of Almaden Expressway on a site just north of U.S. Highway 85. It was moved to History Park in 1991. The foundation replicates original sandstone which was from the same Greystone Quarry as the downtown Post Office.
Its collections focus on three periods:
1950 – 1975: The Republic of Vietnam and the War in the name of Freedom;
1975 – 1996: The “Boat People” and the quest for Freedom;
1975 – 2007: Vietnamese Americans today and the building of Liberty.

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