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Honors and Awards

Since its opening in January 1996, the Museum has made a positive impression on the community and local institutions. In May 1996, the conversion of the Chinese Mission Building to the Museum received special recognition from two organizations. The Gaslamp Quarter Foundation presented the Landmark Award/Good Neighbor Award to recognize the Museum's significant contribution to historic preservation and revitalization. The Special Director's Award was awarded by the Save Our Heritage Organization for the 1996 People in Preservation.

The Museum received the prestigious Orchid Award for Historic Preservation by the popular Orchids & Onions Community Awareness Program. The program is comprised of eight major industry associations of architecture, landscape architecture, graphic arts, and interior design. This is the twenty-first year of the program. Orchids & Onions are the people's choice of design awards, allowing the public to comment on buildings, interiors, parks, public art, graphics, and local planning. The presentation of the award is published in the November 1996 issue of the San Diego Home, Garden and Lifestyles Magazine.

On March 8, 1997, the U.S. Congress of History gave an award to the Museum for historic preservation. In the same year our architect Joseph Wong received an award from the AIAA for historical restoration of the Chinese Historical Museum.

The museum was recently chosen as a finalist in the 1999 Pennant Alliance Multicultural Heritage Awards Program. The museum was saluted for the commitment of its caring, courageous individuals as well as its implementation of multicultural programs in the workplace and community.

Numerous awards and appreciation letters from government and private agencies and schools have been sent to the Executive Director and the Curator of the Museum.

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