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Village Talk: History of China Camp
June 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
JUNE’S VILLAGE TALK:
THE HISTORY OF CHINA CAMP
& THE CHINESE-AMERICAN DIASPORA
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
Admission: Members- Free
Space is limited and reservations are required. To reserve, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.