UHD Hosts Commemorative National Exhibit of Privately Owned WWII Artifacts

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/7/2015, 5:07 p.m.
This evening, approximately 100 Houstonians are expected to attend a special reception to launch a national exhibit of privately owned ...

WHAT: This evening, approximately 100 Houstonians are expected to attend a special reception to launch a national exhibit of privately owned World War II artifacts commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in 1945. Hundreds of WWII relics owned by California businessman John Fu are included in the exhibit, open for public display through July 17 at the University.

Presented by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Foundation of North America – and co-sponsored by UHD and the Oversees Community Affairs Council of the Republic of China – the exhibit includes historical documents and photos highlighting the collaboration between the U.S. and Republic of China against the invasion of Japan in WWII.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 7 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHO: Legislators and city leaders including:

· State Rep. Gene Wu

· Houston City Councilman Richard Nguyen

· Louis Huang, director-general, Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston (TECO)

· Cecilia Chang, president, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Foundation of North America

· John Fu, president, De Peng Foundation and private owner of the exhibit artifacts

· Hsiao-Ming Wang, Ph.D., UHD professor of criminal justice and director, Bayou Connection Program

· Bill Flores, Ph.D., president, University of Houston-Downtown

WHERE: University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)

College of Public Service

1002 Commerce Street, Houston, TX 77002

For more information, visit uhd.edu