Chinese miners

The Student Multicultural Center in partnership with the Forest Grove Library present, "Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project: Gold Mining on the Upper John Day River," as part of AAPI Heritage Month.

Join the  livestreamed program with Don Hann, Forest Service archeologist and co-principal investigator on the Oregon Chinese Diaspora Project. OCDP is a multi-agency partnership between the Malheur National Forest, the Southern Oregon Laboratory of Anthropology, the Kam Wah Chung State Heritage Site and the Grant County Historical Museum that has been excavating in rural communities, remote mining camps, and railroad construction sites across the state to better understand and shed new light on the history and lived experiences of Oregon’s early Chinese residents.

In addition to providing an overview of the OCDP and introducing some of the Chinese sites around the state, Hann will focus on recent archeological work near the headwaters of the John Day River and what the results tell us about Chinese mining enterprises in the 19th century.

This event streams live on the Forest Groves Library's Facebook page or YouTube channel starting at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Jean Garcia-Chitwood | Director, Student Multicultural Center
503-352-2715 |