An exhibition at the Markham Museum highlights the history of Chinese immigration to York Region, Chinese culture and the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, and features student artwork and contributions.
Standing in the Doorway: Lived Histories & Experiences of the Chinese Community includes an exhibition at the Markham Museum, a traveling exhibition that can be taken to schools, and a virtual exhibition available on the York Region District School Board Museum and Archives website. The exhibition was developed in collaboration with community members, the Markham Museum and YRDSB.
"By doing these activities, we are educating other people living in the YRDSB about our culture and how amazing it is, and about all the amazing inventions they made, how fun it is, what the Chinese used to do. So we don't want to let our culture fade" said Lavini, a Grade 8 student at Nokiidaa P.S.
The exhibits feature works of art, documentaries, interactive elements, and educational kits produced in collaboration with local schools, showcasing the rich history and culture of the Chinese community in York Region.