Discover 150 years of the overlooked history of Chinese Californians
From their gold rush arrival to helping build the modern state
Triumphing over racism and other obstacles with ingenuity & perseverance
And contributing to our state’s economy, governance, and culture
Kite made by Tyrus Wong
Congressional Gold Medal
Chinese Californian Stories
Discover the history and contributions of Chinese Americans to California from the Gold Rush to the present day in “Gold Mountain: Chinese California Stories.”
This signature exhibition explores how Chinese immigrants came to California in search of a better life, then stayed and helped to build the modern state. In so doing over the last 150 years, they triumphed over racism and other obstacles with ingenuity and perseverance.
In their stories, visitors will see the contributions that Californians of Chinese descent have made to our state’s economy, governance, and culture, and recognize the strength that comes from the state’s rich diversity.
Featuring figures like Anna May Wong
Telling the experiences of Chinese Americans in their fields
Learn about their essential contributions to our state
Just knowing the role that Chinese people played in this State’s history is truly a source of pride for me.
Without the Chinese, it would have been impossible to complete the western portion of this great national enterprise.