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China Camp Village Museum Tour

September 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

IN CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE MONTH:

Join us as we journey back in time to see life as it was along the San Pablo shoreline in the mid-1800s. The Gold Rush had ended, and San Francisco was developing into a burgeoning city—and a city of hope for Chinese immigrants. Faced with war, famine, and poverty, thousands of these immigrants left their homeland in China to seek a better life within California’s booming economy.  

 

The immigrants who settled in the area now known as China Camp brought advanced knowledge of shrimp fishing and seafaring technology, which allowed them to develop a thriving industry—an industry that would later collapse due to rampant discriminatory policies. 

Join docent Steve Deering for this informative tour of China Camp Village. Learn about the legacy of the 19th-century Chinese shrimpers and those that continued their family businesses into the 20th century. 

Date: Sunday,  September 19

Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Venue: China Camp Village Museum

 

Please Note: Masks required. Marin County Health and Human Services requires that masks be worn, regardless of vaccination status, within indoor venues..

 

REGISTER HERE 

 

Free (donations appreciated)

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

 

Photo credit: Chinese family at McNear’s beach circa 1906/ California State Parks Historical Archive

Details

Date:
September 19, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am

NOTICE: Some sites at the Back Ranch Meadows Campground will be closed Sunday through Thursday from November 14, 2022 until May 13, 2023 due to construction. The group site will remain open during the week. Go to reservecalifornia.com for available reservations.

ADVISORY: December 3, 2023, 8am-2pm. Footrace beginning at Miwok Meadows. Expect increased foot traffic on Shoreline Trail, Oak Ridge Trail, and Bayview trail. Plan your trip to the park accordingly. See calendar for details.