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Village Talk: History of China Camp

June 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Join us as we journey back in time to see life as it was along the San Pablo shoreline in the mid 1800’s. The gold rush had ended and San Francisco was beginning to develop 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.  Those who settled along what is now called China Camp brought with them advanced 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 China Camp Docent Ed Lai to view the story of China Camp as it is woven into the larger experience of the Chinese American diaspora at the turn of the 19th century.


Date: June 16th 2018

Location: Lower Village Museum,  China Camp State Park

Time:  6pm-7pm

Admission: Members- Free


Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve, send email to: chinacamp.programs@gmail.com, or call (415) 456-0766. Please indicate a) the date of the program you would like to reserve b) your name, c) your phone number, d) the total number of places you are reserving. We will reply to confirm your reservation.


June 16, 2018
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.