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Online: China Camp History & Chinese-American Diaspora

October 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 2, 2020

Heritage Month 

          The History of China Camp &

     the Chinese-American Diaspora

For our October 2nd Heritage Month lecture, we will 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. Faced with war, famine, and poverty, thousands of people left their homeland in China to seek a better life within California’s expanding economy.  

The immigrants who settled along what is now called 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 Ed Lai to learn about the story of 19th century China Camp, and understand how it’s woven into the larger experience of the Chinese-American diaspora. 


Date: Friday, October 2

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details will be emailed once you reserve a space.) 



This event is open to all with a suggested (but not required) donation of $20.” 


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.


October 2, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.