I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story

When
Event has passed (Thu Oct 19, 2017 - Sun Jan 7)
Cost
Free
Tags
Museums, History Museums

Description

The exhibition tells the rich and complex stories of the first Asian laborers arriving along the Gulf and Eastern American seaboards throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. From there, it tells stories of Asian immigrants finding homes and participating in key moments of US history. Asian immigrants were miners and business people during the California Gold Rush, hammered the ties in the Transcontinental Railroad, fought on both sides of the Civil War and helped build the nation’s agricultural system as they farmed plantations in Hawaii and California.

Schedule

Los Altos History Museum
51 S San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA
Event has passed

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Location

  1. Los Altos History Museum
    51 S San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA