Marin History Museum Presents Speakers Series: History of China Camp and the Chinese-American Diaspora


Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 7:00pm

Phone: 415-382-1182

Marin History Museum invites you to 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 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. The Quan family were among the survivors and added another fascinating and colorful chapter to the history of China Camp.

Join China Camp State Park Docent Ed Lai to hear the story of 19th century China Camp as it is woven into the larger experience of the Chinese-American diaspora.


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Cost: $10 suggested donation. Free entry for Elks with ID card.


Additional Location or Other Information

Speaker Series will be held at the San Rafael Elks Lodge at 1312 Mission Ave at C, Street in San Rafael. Look for a hidden driveway, parking is available in the rear of mansion. Follow one-way signs.