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Education Resources

Early Chinese American History in Oregon

Hidden Histories: Oregon’s Early Chinatowns and Chinese Worker Settlements

Hidden Histories: Oregon’s Early Chinatowns and Chinese Worker Settlements is a series of 9 virtual presentations that feature the history of Oregon’s early rural and urban Chinese settlements. Developed in partnership with the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project and several statewide organizations, Hidden Histories aims to provide a better understanding of Chinese immigrant history and culture and its importance to Oregon’s growing Asian American population.

The series was organized and moderated by the Portland Chinatown Museum in 2021, and highlights the the work of local curators, archivists, archaeologists, and historic preservationists from Oregon’s towns and cities, museums, universities, state parks and forests.

Culture on Zoom Series

Culture on Zoom

In February 2022, the Portland Chinatown Museum and the Lan Su Chinese Garden helped bring in the Year of the Tiger with Culture on Zoom, a free public Zoom series. This special Lunar New Year programming featured an artist talk with Chinese American photographer Dean Wong, and his work capturing the vibrant legacies of West Coast Chinatowns, followed by a detailed, informative look at the Chinese Zodiac with PCM board and community member Sarah Chung, and the many traditions that help us celebrate the New Year.