UPCOMING EVENTS AND LECTURES
New Exhibit at the Maritime Museum to Celebrate 225th Anniversary of U.S. Customs Service
The National U.S. Customs Museum Foundation is proud to announce the opening of its first historical exhibit, celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Customs Service. The exhibit opens on July 30, 2014, and runs through the end of December.
Hosted in the National Park Service's Sala Burton Building at 900 Beach Street, the exhibit highlights the rich history of the U.S. Customs Service from its inception in 1789 to the present. Using artifacts, images, graphics, and video, the exhibit brings to life the important roles Customs has played in the growth and development of the nation we know today.
Help us celebrate Customs' important story. Stay tuned for more information as it is released.
The park has a variety of ongoing exhibits that focus on the Asian American experience. Look for the Grace Quan at the small boat dock on Hyde Street Pier, an example of a small craft that was used by Chinese immigrants to catch shrimp in San Francisco Bay. Aboard the ship Balclutha, the "Chinatown' exhibit below deck provides an immersive experience into the living quarters of those who sailed to the Alaskan canneries. At the park Visitor Center, 499 Jefferson Street, at Hyde Street, exhibits bring to life stories of 19th century Chinese immigration.