Museum highlights Chinese experience during Gold Rush days

By August 4, 2021August 6th, 2021In The News

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Author and historian Connie Young Yu is scheduled to discuss “Journey to Gold Mountain: Chinese and the Gold Rush” 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. The program will be offered both in person at the Los Altos History Museum, 51 S. San Antonio Road, and via Zoom.

Among the forty-niners seeking their fortune in gold during the Gold Rush were young villagers sailing from Canton to Gum San, or “Gold Mountain,” their name for America. Yu will highlight the life and times of early Chinese in California and the racial discrimination they faced.

Yu is a fourth-generation Californian and a longtime Los Altos Hills resident.

She has written extensively on Asian-American history…cont.