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Public Programs

Hidden Histories Virtual Event: The Dalles Chinatown: Remembering a Community
September 18, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Portland Chinatown Museum is pleased to announce the seventh program in the Hidden Histories: Oregon's Early Chinatowns and Chinese Worker Settlements series, which was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities. Please join us on Saturday, September 18, with featured speakers and archaeologists Jacqueline Cheung and Eric Gleason.

Using maps, newspaper articles, photographs, and National Archives documents, Cheung and Gleason will explore the early development of the Dalles and the formation of its Chinatown in the 19th century. This historical documentation, along with the archaeological excavations of Wing Hong Hai Company Store, help reveal the everyday lives of the merchants and their families who once lived in The Dalles Chinatown. Although abandoned for more than 80 years, there are still many stories their former home can tell. 


Jacqueline Cheung is an archaeologist who works in the Pacific Northwest, participating in projects for the Colville Confederated Tribes, National Park Service. private contractors, and most recently, the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project. 

Eric Gleason is a field archaeologist whose passions for archaeology and historic preservation merged with the discovery of the Wing Hong Hai Company Store, now an archaeological site and ongoing project in The Dalles Chinatown. 

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds Oregon Humanities’ grant program. For fifty years, Oregon Humanities has offered programs and publications that help Oregonians connect, reflect, and learn from one another.

Images: Courtesy of Jacqueline Cheung and Eric Gleason