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Discover the overlooked but significant contributions of Chinese Californians in shaping history and the modern state in this new exhibit featuring historic artifacts and photographs, accompanied by interactive video stations, games and activities.
Initially developed under the direction of a Native Advisory Council in 2011, this exhibit presenting the histories and legacies of over 100 California’s tribes in their own voice and was updated for 2017.
This signature exhibit explores life behind barbed wire for Japanese Americans through in re-created barracks, interactive video kiosks, historic photographs and artifacts.
Explore the 21 outposts founded by Spanish missionaries on “The Royal Road” in this new exhibit chronicling a pivotal chapter of state history.
This long-term installation celebrates California’s diverse people, customs and cultures, encouraging visitors to take an active stance for unity in their community.
Explore the lives and legacies of the California Hall of Fame 13th class in the all-new artifact exhibit featuring items on loan from inductees’ personal collections.
Developed in collaboration with California First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, this all-new long-term exhibit features the stories of Golden State women who inspire change and reflection on the struggle for equality.