History of Kam Wah Chung and the Chinese Experience in Eastern Oregon is the topic of the latest History Pub at the Kennedy School Theater (5736 NE 33rd) this Monday, November 28, 2011.
Kam Wah Chung Museum is a must-see for anyone with an interest in Oregon history. Preserving the legacy of the Chinese workforce in Oregon, the museum contains artifacts and displays that share some of the trials of everyday life of these people. Chinese businessman Lung On and herbal doctor Ing Hay worked out of this building. Dr. Hay administered care to the Chinese gold-mine workers, pioneers, and others from the John Day area and beyond by using traditional Chinese remedies.
The presenter is Christina Sweet, curator of the Kam Wah Chung museum.
The program begins at 7pm, and goes about two hours.
The History pub events are free presentations, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society and Holy Names Heritage Center, that join beer and history on the last Monday of every month. Admission is free and this event is all ages. Please bring canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank!