2009 Was an eventful year for CHF.  We hosted a visit by Flower Drum Song author C.Y. Lee  and another one by veteran Hollywood actor Jimmy Hong.  Read about them here, as well as a surprise birthday party for CHF founder Ming Tchou!






2009 Visit by Flower Drum Song Author C. Y. Lee
C. Y. (Chin Yang) Lee, author of Flower Drum Song, came to the Twin Cities in June to attend the opening performance of Mu Performing Arts’s production of the 2002 Broadway revival of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical based on his novel. Spry and active at 93, Lee enjoyed this updated production very much and pronounced it a wonderful successor to the 2002 Broadway production.
2009 Visit by Veteran Hollywood Actor James Hong
On September 11 the Chinese Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with China Insight, welcomed James Hong, veteran Hollywood actor and Minnesota native, back to the Twin Cities. Hong was in town to attend his 1947 class reunion at Central High School.
2009 Ming Tchou Birthday Party
It was five years ago at Ming Tchou’s birthday party that she announced the creation of the Chinese Heritage Foundation. It has been an eventful five years since then for everyone at CHF. To mark Ming’s continuing commitment to CHF, several friends got together to throw a surprise birthday party for her. She arrived at the home of Ida Lano on August 9, expecting
2009 Open House
On a brilliant Sunday afternoon on October 18, 2009, the Chinese Heritage Foundation (CHF) held its Fifth Annual Open House at Gramercy Park. It was a landmark celebration for this new organization. In five short years the Foundation has built a solid reputation as a creditable and responsive organization in the Chinese community and beyond. Its grant making has gone to outstate locations such as Hutchinson,