The focus of the Chinese American Museum of Northern California has been on the forgotten history of the Chinese in America. The Chinese built over thirty Chinatowns in California during the gold rush. Almost all have been destroyed or abandoned, so little exists to remind us of their importance in the early settlement of this state. The Marysville Chinatown is the last Chinatown of the Gold Rush era. It still has an active temple, the old Chinese school building, three Chinese associations, and a traditional Chinese festival. The building where the museum is housed is in an original Gold Rush building built in 1858. Nearby the museum are the Chinese School at 226 1st Street and the Hop Sing Tong Building at 109 C Street.
Hours: 1st Saturday of the month, 12:00-4:00pm
Submitted by: Sue Fawn Chung
Chinatown site, Gold Rush